Chaplin Elementary School Travel Advisory

Chaplin Elementary School

Take Care of Yourself; Take Care of Each Other; Take Care of Our School

December 22, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians:

With the holiday break just a day away, and with some families considering out-of-state/country travel plans, we wish to remind you of Connecticut’s COVID-19 quarantine and testing protocols and which states they may apply to.  Please keep in mind that this is an ever-changing picture as Connecticut adds some states and removes others due to up-to-date COVID-19 data. However, as of this date, virtually all states are on this list.  Furthermore, our state Department of Health is encouraging only in-state travel and small family gatherings.

If you choose to travel over the coming weeks, the Connecticut Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have updated travel regulations. Please utilize the following links below for required steps. There are specific quarantine timelines, testing dates, and a health form that is required based on your destination and length of travel. As always, the Eastern Highlands Health District is available for questions at: (860) 429-3325.

We are reminding you of these protocols to best ensure the safety and welfare of our students and staff. Chaplin Elementary School has been fortunate to have in-person learning since the start of school except for this abbreviated school week.  We plan to return to in-person learning on January 4, thanks in large part, to the understanding and cooperation of our parents, community members, students, and staff.  Our staff and students have complied with all mask-wearing mandates, our maintenance department has strictly followed all sanitation and disinfecting protocols, our parents have been compliant with before-school morning health assessment checks, and our school works hard to adhere to all other Department of Public Health and Eastern Highlands Health District mitigation protocols.  With that in mind, we are asking that if you must travel out-of-state/country, that you comply with all state protocols related to Connecticut’s travel advisory list.  We need a team effort of families, school staff and community members to address this pandemic.  Your cooperation on this matter will greatly lessen any risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus to our students and staff.  We are confident that you will do so, and we are sincerely thanking you in advance for your cooperation.

Best wish for a safe and relaxing holiday break!


Superintendent Kenneth V. Henrici                                                                           

Principal Kevin Chavez                                                                                       

Nurse Betsy Woodward