Travel Self-Quarantine Policy

Given the ever-changing nature of the COVID-19 epidemic and for the safety of the Virginia Chance School community, we have implemented a self-quarantine policy for families traveling out of state or internationally.

For the foreseeable future, if your family travels internationally at all or to any state or territory that has a COVID-19 incidence rate of at least 25.0 new cases daily per 100,000 in population, your child will be required to quarantine upon return. The quarantine must be 10 days so long as the quarantined individuals demonstrate NO symptoms during those ten days. If quarantined individuals show any COVID-19 symptoms during the quarantine, they must complete the full 14-day quarantine.

The CDC list of COVID-19 symptoms includes the following:
fever (temperature ≥ 100.4°F) new loss of taste/smell
chills sore throat
cough congestion
shortness of breath runny nose
difficulty breathing nausea
fatigue vomiting
muscle/body aches diarrhea
States that are currently subject to the self-quarantine policy:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wyoming and all international travel.

Please note that when Indiana is on the list, travel within the Kentuckiana area (which includes the counties of Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott, and Washington) is exempt from this policy.

We are monitoring the incidence rate daily from three reputable sources: Johns Hopkins University (through 91-DIVOC), Covid Act Now, and the Harvard Global Health Institute. States that have an incidence rate of at least 25.0 cases/day from at least two of these sources on any given day will be subject to this quarantine policy. When trends in states moderate, we will remove states from the list when their incidence rates drop below 25.0 cases/day as measured by a majority of our sources.

Brief through-travel (for example, an airport layover or a brief stop for gas, restrooms, or lunch) does not require self-quarantine. A lengthy stop in a state (for example, spending the night while on the way to a final destination or making a lengthy visit to a site such as a museum or an amusement park, in addition to the final destination) is subject to this policy. If one member of a family travels to a location subject to this policy and, upon return, remains strictly isolated from the rest of the family during the quarantine period, other members of the family may come to the VCS campus.

A list of states subject to this policy will be published on the school's website and updated as conditions change. Please send any questions about how this policy applies to your travels or when you or your child may return to campus to at