Vacation and Travel

  • Effective January 26, 2021, CDC requires all air passengers arriving to the U.S. from a foreign country to get tested for COVID-19 infection no more than three (3) days before their flight departs and to provide proof of the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight.

    Due to the new CDC guidance, Silsbee ISD will require the following steps:

    1. The employee who travels internationally by air, land, or sea will be required to report to their supervisor prior to their trip by completing the employee travel reporting form located in FormSpace titled “Employee Travel Reporting Form”.
    2. Upon return from international travel, the employee must obtain a COVID-19 test three to five days after returning and stay at home for seven days. Employees who do not get tested may be required to stay home for 10 days after travel.
    3. The employee may not return to work without the approval from the HR Department.

    Please refer to Testing and International Air Travel on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website for more information about travel risks.

    The District does not recommend international travel but should the employee travel internationally and find the need to quarantine abroad or at home, the employee will be required to use their accrued leave during their quarantine period. If the employee does not have any remaining paid leave days, the District will dock the employee’s pay for those day(s). However, the employee will remain employed and eligible to return to work following the proper quarantine length.

    PLEASE NOTE: Currently, there are no restrictions on traveling within the United States. However, at any time, the state or federal government could impose restrictions on travel to certain areas.