The CDC has made a change in their recommendation for testing and quarantine after traveling internationally. They now advise that international travelers should stay home for 7 days upon their return and test at day 3-5 post return.
We encourage families to familiarize themselves with the guidance from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services regarding holiday gatherings and travel.
BHS discourages non-essential travel out of state and ask that all families who travel use safety and mitigation efforts.
Testing before and after travel can reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Testing does not eliminate all risk, but when paired with a period of staying at home and precautions like wearing masks and social distancing, it can make travel safer by reducing spread on planes, in airports, and at travelers’ destinations.
If you participated in higher-risk activities during your international travel, take the actions listed above AND do the following after travel:
- Get tested 3-5 days after travel AND stay home for 7 days after travel.
- Even if you test negative, stay home for the full 7 days.
- If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
- If you don’t get tested, it’s safest to stay home for 10 days after travel.
- Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not.
Always follow state and local recommendations or requirements related to travel. For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/after-travel-precautions.html