On March 10, Ohio decided to stop reporting their weekly travel advisories, which required quarantining when traveling from a list of states with a positivity rate of 15% or higher. Ohio now recommends using CDC recommendations for travel. 
If students must travel, we ask that families use this website to determine positivity rates. If the area to which you are traveling is at 15% positivity or higher, we ask that you use the CDC guidance for travel below. 

If you must travel to a place with 15% or higher positivity, please take steps to protect yourself and others, including the following:
  1. If eligible, get fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
  2. Before you travel, get tested with a viral test 1-3 days before your trip.
  3. Wear a mask when in public places.
  4. Avoid crowds and stay at least 6 feet from anyone who did not travel with you.
  5. Get tested 3-5 days after your trip and stay quarantined at home for a full 7 days after travel, even if your test is negative.
Please reach out to us for guidance at health@hawken.edu if you have any questions, as we have been working on a case-by-case basis as best we can to determine what is safest for our community. If a parent is traveling alone, please know that children do not have to quarantine, but we ask you to closely monitor your child’s health and to make necessary adjustments if symptoms develop. If children are traveling, we would base the need for quarantine on the updated travel advisories referenced. These travel guidelines should be taken into consideration as you look toward any future travel plans. Please know that these guidelines continue to be updated and that circumstances may be different at the time of any future travel.

This restart guide represents our best thinking, as well as that of experts at some of the top medical and educational institutions in the nation. Thank you to all of our medical advisors and peer schools for your guidance in helping to identify the specific protocols and resources referenced in this comprehensive plan.