Eton School Safe: Updated Travel Guidelines

Stephan Haistings, COVID-19 Liaison

We recently reevaluated our travel policy and modified it to align with the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) current recommendations. On Friday, 19 March 2021, Governor Jay Inslee rescinded the 13 November 2020, travel advisory and advised Washingtonians to comply with the CDC’s current COVID-19 travel advisory guidance. The changes are provided below, as well as on our Eton Safe Plan (top of page 5).

The CDC first and foremost recommends that we all delay travel plans if possible. However, If you do end up traveling, please continue to make decisions with your family’s health and safety and those around you in mind.

If a community member who comes to campus ends up traveling out of state, the school’s new travel policy asks that you either:

  • Get tested for COVID-19 between 3-5 days after travel and stay home and self-quarantine for 7 full days. 

Or

  • Stay home and self-quarantine for 10 full days.

We cannot have hoped for a better response to this pandemic than you all have provided. To date, we have had zero confirmed cases of COVID-19 on campus. This is thanks to your hard work, sacrifices, and dedication to maintaining a healthy and safe environment for our students and staff. Please remain vigilant in these efforts, and help us to continue to be a community worth emulating.

For more information surrounding the CDC’s travel guidance and recommendation, please visit their Travel During COVID-19 page:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html
 

To read Governor Jay Inslee's 19 March 2021 notice please visit: 

https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/COVID-19%20Travel%20Advisory%20-%202021.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery