UPDATE: Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health and safety of our students and staff, all Rockwood School District field trips outside of the state of Missouri are canceled until further notice.
Dear Rockwood Community Members,
As we prepare for spring break, I understand many in the Rockwood community have questions or concerns around travel and safety. The Rockwood School District continues to monitor updates from the CDC as we navigate challenging questions raised about international and domestic travel and the potential impact of that travel on our community. We are doing our best to promote the health and safety of our students and staff.
We ask for your patience, flexibility, and understanding as we take measures to safeguard the health and well-being of all members of our community. If you are traveling to a Level 3 Travel Health Notice area/country as identified by the CDC, please report here.
We strongly recommend following the CDC advisories when considering personal travel. This is particularly important for those who may have compromised immune systems that make exposure to COVID-19 a higher risk.
CDC has established geographic risk-stratification criteria for the purposes of issuing travel health notices for countries with COVID-19 transmission and guiding public health management decisions for people with potential travel-related exposures to COVID-19.
Travelers should be prepared for trip interruptions and delays and be prepared to self-isolate for 14 days should their destination be affected by an outbreak of the virus. All travelers are advised to regularly check the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention travelers’ health resources and U.S. State Department travel advisories for advice regarding their destination as information and advisories are changing rapidly.
- Travelers returning from outside of the United States should self-quarantine for 14 days.
- Travelers should practice usual precautions when traveling within the United States. (UPDATED: 03/20/2020, 3:34 p.m.)
Spring break is an opportunity for staff, students and families to rest, relax and rejuvenate. Again, we thank you for your patience, flexibility, and understanding as we respond to this evolving public health issue. We will continue to update you as new information is provided.
Mark T. Miles, Ph.D.
Rockwood School District
111 E. North Street
Eureka, MO 63025