• Dear Parents,

    As the holiday break arrives and families have planned trips over the extended weekend, we are sending the following travel guidance for those staff and students who may be traveling outside of the US.  The guidance recommendations outlined within this announcement are in response to the evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation and may be updated frequently.  Our number one priority is the health and safety of our community and as such we are asking that any staff member, student, or resident family member of a Mercer student complete the following travel form. 

    • Anticipated travel abroad form: In order for Mercer Schools to adequately prepare our community for the rapid spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please fill out this form to tell us if you plan to leave the United States in the next 14 days or plan to do so in the coming months.

    Students and staff members returning from international travel will be required to follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) risk assessment by country restrictions and return from travel recommendations found here, Risk Assessment by Country Interactive Map.  Please remember, the travel recommendations are updated frequently and may be different than when your travel was booked or from your departure date.   

    There are presently no cases of COVID-19 on our campus or within our region of the state.  However, it remains critically important that all members of our community protect themselves and others by practicing proper hygiene habits as detailed by the PA Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    For the most recent information regarding travel recommendations and FAQ for travelers, please use the hyperlinks from the CDC website found below. This is not an exhaustive list of CDC information and recommendations.  Please search the CDC or PA Department of Health websites for additional information that may be more applicable to your specific situation.

    Information for travelers and Risk Assessment by Country interactive map:
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
     
    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for travelers:
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/faqs.html 

    Communication resources for travelers:
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/communication-resources.html 

    Cruise Ship Travel:
    https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/covid-19-cruise-ship 

    Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf

    PA Dept. of Health
    https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/Documents/Diseases and Conditions/Coronavirus.pdf