March 25, 2021
Dear Shorewood Families,
As we move into our final days before Spring Break, I would like to be definitive about the District’s guidelines for travel during break and steps following travel. As Superintendent Davis said in his communication earlier this week, masking, social distancing and hand sanitizing continue to be three effective ways each of us can keep ourselves and each other safe, regardless of any travel plans. For those who do travel, avoiding crowded indoor venues like restaurants, bars, gyms, and shows is strongly recommended. With the increasing prevalence of COVID-19 variants across the country, please be conscientious of these mitigation measures wherever you go.
Below are recommendations based on information from the North Shore Health Department. These recommendations are for everyone regardless of their vaccination status.The Shorewood School District does not have the legal authority to enforce these guidelines, but we do strongly recommend following them:
Domestic Travel : Follow masking, social distancing and hand sanitizing guidelines wherever you go. Upon return, be diligent about using the daily COVID-19 self screener and stay home as needed. If you have participated in high risk activities (crowded venues, etc.) please self quarantine on return. Post travel COVID-19 testing is also recommended.
International Travel : Follow the CDC guidelines for travel. Specifically, get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after your trip and stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel, even if your test is negative. If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
If you do not travel but participate in large gatherings please maintain distance, mask, keep it outside if possible, and also consider having a COVID-19 test done.
If you have any further questions regarding these recommendations, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Superintendent Davis at email@example.com. Thank you for following the guidelines to keep us all safe and in school for the remainder of the school year.
Kelly Barlow, BSN, RN (District Nurse)