Out of State Travel

The protocols of the Concord Public Schools and Concord-Carlisle Regional School District remain more conservative than the state’s travel advisory dated March 22, 2021.  All students who travel must provide a negative PCR test after returning to Massachusetts.  Antigen, pool, and home tests will not be accepted.  We will accept a rapid molecular ID NOW test.  This protocol applies to all overnight travel.  This does not apply to per diem travel where return to Massachusetts occurs within the same day.

If a student has had COVID within the last 90 days then a test is not required but proof of the positive test may be required.  If a child were COVID positive more than 90 days prior to travel, the PCR test is required upon return to Massachusetts.

If a student is fully vaccinated (14 days post-second shot of vaccine), a test is not required.  The schools require proof of vaccination be provided for any child that has traveled.

As of April 26, 2021, CMS and CCHS students who remain home awaiting test results will not be able to live stream into the classroom due to the full return of all students to in-person learning.

This information is accurate to the best of our ability and reflects practice as of May 17, 2021.