travel guidance

UPDATED JULY 20

Contact Department:
Head of School

Oversight Executive:
Head of School

Scope:
These required protocols apply to anyone attempting to access an ISI campus, including but not limited to all students, staff, faculty, coaches, contractors, vendors, suppliers, and visitors.

Definition of Terms
Quarantine: keeps someone who was in close contact with an individual who has COVID-19 away from others.

Strongly Encouraged: a strong opinion of the actions that should be taken by members of our community 

Policy Statement:
Travel increases the risks of exposure to the coronavirus for individuals and the ISI community. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a global level 3 warning – Avoid Nonessential Travel, and continues to discourage domestic travel. Additionally, our local government officials at the Marion County Health Department have issued new Public Health Orders that include voluntary quarantine periods post travel to both domestic and international locations. As public health guidance can change with little to no advance notice, effective July 24, 2020, International School of Indiana has issued new guidance to minimize risks of the spread of COVID-19 in our school community. Any students and employees returning to ISI campuses are strongly encouraged to follow these recommendations.

Reason for Policy:
1. ISI continues to monitor the public health situation and government travel advisories, and adjusts our guidance accordingly.

2. The wellness of individuals on our campuses and prevention of the spread of COVID-19 is critical to our ability to return to in-person learning 

3. Is in effect until a return to normal operation in accordance with all public health and governmental orders is possible. 


Procedures: 

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

All official International School of Indiana-related travel, both international and domestic, is prohibited until further notice and should not be planned or scheduled at this time. An exception is in place for faculty and staff relocating to Indiana.

Personal travel, both international and domestic, is strongly discouraged. This applies to all community members—students, faculty, staff and members of their households.

If travel is essential, be aware of and adhere to restrictions for your destination and place of return. Within the United States, check state and municipality health department websites for the latest information. Take the appropriate precautions to protect yourself and others:

  • Wash your hands often with warm soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If you can’t wash your hands, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Remain at least six feet from others.
  • Wear a cloth face covering at all times.

General Guidelines:

  • Follow the guidance of state and municipality public health officials
  • If you develop Coronavirus symptoms during or after travel, consult with your Primary Care Provider. 
  • Any member of the community that has been on campus should notify the ISI Nurse if they have experienced symptoms in accordance with the Illness policy, screening policy, etc.

Guidelines for Employees:

  • Employees who nevertheless elect to travel fewer than 14 days prior to returning to campus will not be permitted to return to campus until they receive approval from the school nurse and the Head of School. 
  • Employees subject to quarantine due to public health orders must use accrued vacation, sick leave, or personal leave, or leave without pay. Remote work as a result of personal travel will not be permitted, unless pre-approved by the head of school.

Guidelines for Students

  • Students who nevertheless elect to travel fewer than 14 days prior to returning to campus will not be permitted to return to campus until they receive approval from the school nurse and the Head of School. 
  • Students traveling fewer than 14 days prior to their return to campus may be asked to delay their return to in-person learning. 

External Sources
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html
http://marionhealth.org/homeslider/latest-on-coronavirus/


 

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