January 11, 2021
Dear ASD-S Families,
Re: Travel restrictions for K-12 students
With the recent move back to Orange phase
across New Brunswick, the province has continued to update safety requirements
in order to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Over the weekend the province announced
that students travelling into New Brunswick from the US or another Canadian
province due to formal custody or care agreements must now receive weekly
New Brunswick offers two options for
COVID-19 testing in children and youth. Find information about the process and
what to expect here.
For more information about testing and isolation after travel within Canada, or
for those who must travel out of
province for medical appointments, please view the new requirements here.
Currently, as per
provincial safety guidelines, those students travelling for the purposes of
custody within Canada are not required to self-isolate upon their return to New
Brunswick. However, students who travel for custody agreements across the
Canada/US border are not permitted to return to school for 14 days upon
entering Canada. If your child is self-isolating prior to returning to school,
we ask that you notify their principal.
As always, we ask all students and their
families, especially those travelling, to monitor for symptoms and contact 811
if they feel unwell.
Thank you for your understanding as we work
together to follow the safety guidelines provided to us by Public Health and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.
We will continue to provide you
updates as the situation in our province evolves.