CENTREVILLE — Travel outside of Maryland and visitors to Maryland still require testing and quarantine under orders from the governor. This expanded testing and quarantine requirement/order for travel remains effective until further notice or until rescinded, superseded, amended, or revised by additional orders/advisory by Governor Larry Hogan or the Secretary of Health.
Queen Anne’s County Public Schools has directed its employees to refer to this most recent Executive Order and has said they expect employees and students to follow these orders. Travel to the District of Columbia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia are exempt from the travel testing requirements.
The health advisory is an effort to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19 within the state, and as advised by the governor’s office all Marylanders who travel outside of Maryland and individuals who travel to Maryland have been instructed to do the following:
• Immediately get a COVID-19 test upon arrival in Maryland; or within 72 hours before travel to Maryland. A list of test sites can be found at Maryland Testing Sites.
• Symptomatic travelers should self-isolate upon arrival to Maryland or are strongly encouraged to stay at their place of origin.
• Asymptomatic individuals should self-quarantine while awaiting test results.
• Individuals are strongly encouraged to get a second COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arrival in Maryland because of the novel coronavirus’ incubation period.
As the directive relates to QACPS employees they are required to inform their direct supervisor of travel and a copy of a recent negative test result must be submitted to the Human Resources Department prior to the return to any QACPS facility.
Parents/guardians of students, should inform their school’s administrator of nonessential travel and also provide a copy of a recent negative test result. In the absence of COVID-19 testing a student will be required to quarantine for 10 days prior to returning to any school building.