Dear Ursuline Community,
Ursuline continues to follow all travel restrictions put in place by the Federal Government, State of Texas, and the CDC. Travel is a high risk activity for transmitting the virus and at this time, we are learning of new, and more contagious, variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. We ask that you adhere to the recommendations on the CDC website for all travel and highly suggest a PCR test and self-quarantine, as described below, to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the Ursuline community.
After You Travel:
- You may have been exposed to COVID-19 on your travels. You may feel well and not have any symptoms, but you can still spread the virus to others. You and your travel companions (including children) may pose a risk to your family, friends, and community after your travel.
- Consider getting tested with a viral test 3-5 days after your trip and reduce non-essential activities for a full 7-days after travel, even if your test is negative. If you don’t get tested, consider reducing non-essential activities for 10-days.
- If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
- Also take these actions for 14-days after you return from travel to protect others from getting COVID-19:
- Stay at least 6 feet/2 meters (about 2 arm lengths) from anyone who did not travel with you, particularly in crowded areas. It’s important to do this everywhere - both indoors and outdoors.
- Wear a mask to keep your nose and mouth covered when you are in shared spaces outside of your home, including when using public transportation.
- If there are people in the household who did not travel with you, wear a mask and ask everyone in the household to wear masks in shared spaces inside your home.
- Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness.
- Watch your health: Look for symptoms of COVID-19, and take your temperature if you feel sick.
- Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements after travel.
- Domestic Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic | CDC
- Testing and International Air Travel | CDC
Please contact Nurse Susie Murray.