New Jersey coronavirus update: District requires unvaccinated students to quarantine after travel

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A New Jersey school district is requiring students who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to quarantine after traveling for Thanksgiving.

NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- The South Orange-Maplewood School District is requiring students who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to quarantine after traveling for Thanksgiving.

In a message sent to parents, the district said unvaccinated students who travel outside of the northeast corridor or internationally will need to quarantine before returning to school.

Students who test negative on days three, four, or five after returning from travel can return after seven days, but anyone who chooses not to test will remain out of school for 10 days.

Students who have received their second dose of the vaccine less than two weeks prior to the return to class on November 29 will also be required to quarantine.

Virtual learning will be made available for any affected students.

The district said it's a precautionary measure developed from guidance from local, state, and national health agencies.

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