Travel Guidelines


Dear Moon Area School District Parents and Guardians:  

It’s been a few weeks since we welcomed our students back to school for in-person learning. It’s been great to have students in our schools once again. Thank you to the families who are attending school in person for helping your children adhere to our health and safety protocols. We sincerely appreciate everyone’s efforts.  

It’s hard to believe the holidays are just around the corner. The holiday season has traditionally been a time when many of us travel. With that in mind, we want to take a minute to ensure all parents/guardians, students, faculty and staff members are aware of the latest health and safety recommendations.  

The Allegheny County Health Department recommends people follow several precautions while traveling and continues to observe precautions after their return home. Their recommendations include identifying if your travel is low-risk or high-risk.  

Low-risk travel includes:  

  • Travel to states with low COVID-19 cases and low positivity rates 

  • Driving with members of your household 

  • Visiting secluded places and keeping 6 feet of distance, including day trips 

  • Camping or staying at private accommodations with members of your household 

  • Not frequenting bars, restaurants or shops 

  • Commuting to neighboring states in your personal vehicle  

High-risk travel includes: 

  • Travel to states with high COVID-19 cases and high positivity rates 

  • Using airplanes, buses or trains 

  • Visiting crowded places where maintaining 6 feet of distance is difficult, including day trips 

  • Staying at hotels, motels or resorts with non-household members 

  • Frequenting bars, restaurants or shops 

  • Travel that involves large in-person meetings or social gatherings 

If your travel is high-risk or if you travel to a “hot spot” as defined by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, we recommend your children stay home from school and quarantine for 14 days upon your return. If you are unable to quarantine, it is recommended that you seek testing and stay home until you receive your negative test results.  

The following links will supply travel guidance along with a list of high-risk travel destinations. 

Allegheny County Health Department Guidance for Travelers 

Pennsylvania Department of Health COVID-19 Information for Travelers 

We are committed to following the guidelines of the Allegheny County Health Department, Pennsylvania Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you feel that your child may need to quarantine, please contact your child’s principal to set up temporary Remote Learning accommodations.  

Thank you for your continued support!  


Barry Balaski 
Moon Area School District 

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