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Travel Guidelines

All members of the SAAS community should avoid nonessential travel, particularly via means that place people in close confinement, and particularly to areas with known high COVID counts. 

For adults and students who have not been fully vaccinated:
SAAS travel guidance (below) is the same and aligns with CDC travel guidance.  Test post 5 days of travel; return after negative.

For adults and students who have been fully vaccinated:
Travel guidance post vaccine has been updated.  You do NOT need to get tested or self-quarantine before or after travel if you are fully vaccinated unless required by the destination of travel.

People are considered fully vaccinated: 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. If you don’t meet these requirements, you are NOT fully vaccinated.  Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated.

For adults and students who have recovered from COVID in the last 3 months:
You do NOT need to get tested or self-quarantine before or after travel if you have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 3 months.

SAAS Travel Guidance:

  • All students, faculty, and staff who plan to return to in-person events on campus AND plan to travel via means that result in close contact with other commercial passengers (domestic or international) will be required to contact SAAS Safety to provide information regarding nature and locations of their travel. Depending on the nature and location of travel, or their status of vaccination (as noted above), traveler(s) may be requested to either:
         1.  Self-quarantine upon return for a period of 14 days before returning to in-person, SAAS events, OR
         2.  Provide proof of a negative COVID-9 test that has been obtained no earlier than 5 days after the last date of travel.
  • Students, faculty, and staff who have traveled internationally will be required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days or per the alternate time frame designated by Public Health. Students, faculty, and staff traveling any time after October 1 who plan to attend in-person extracurricular activities, athletics, Retreats on Campus, and/or class are required to contact safety@seattleacademy.org about the nature and locations of their travel.
  • All students, faculty, and staff who plan to return to in-person events on campus AND plan to travel via means that result in close contact with other passengers (domestic or international) will be required to contact SAAS Safety to provide information regarding nature and locations of their travel. Depending on the nature and location of travel, or their status of vaccination (as noted above), traveler(s) may be requested to either:
         1.  Self-quarantine upon return for a period of 14 days before returning to in-person, SAAS events, OR
         2.  Provide proof of a negative COVID-9 test that has been obtained no earlier than 5 days after the last date of travel.
  • Students, faculty, and staff who have traveled internationally will be required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days or per the alternate time frame designated by Public Health.
  • Students, faculty, and staff traveling any time after October 1 who plan to attend in-person extracurricular activities, athletics, Retreats on Campus, and/or class are required to contact safety@seattleacademy.org about the nature and locations of their travel.
  • CDC Consideration for Travelers in the US, the CDC Travelers Index, and the Washington State Department of Health Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic webpage should be consulted before taking any trips to understand your risks of travel and requirements for your return.