the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, It cannot be stressed enough that a negative COVID-19 test alone is not a guarantee of safety for loved ones and the community.
If a student travels home for the holiday, it is highly recommended they still quarantine for 14 days PLUS get a COVID-19 test. The family should consider added measures, including mask use in the household, along with the student spending as much time separated from family members as possible during the 14-day period.
College-aged individuals who contract COVID-19 may be asymptomatic, or mildly symptomatic, and may inadvertently infect others. Every returning college student should be tested to catch asymptomatic people before they are able to spread the disease to friends and family during the holidays.