Poly is working closely with local health organizations, the Pasadena Public Health Department, and following the guidelines of the CDC regarding COVID-19 in our communities. Please know that the health and well-being of Poly and our neighboring communities is very important to us. And so we have made a space to keep the information you may need in one place.

This page will have Poly's updates and recent communications to the Poly community regarding COVID-19 precautions that have been put in place. 

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Travel Guidance and Vaccination Updates 

Dear Poly parents and guardians,

Thank you for your patience and understanding with the logistical challenges during this morning’s COVID testing process. The testing company assured us that they will have the appropriate number of on-site staff for tomorrow’s scheduled testing, as well as future on-campus surveillance testing. Many thanks again to all of our students, families, and employees for your support and participation in the effort to prioritize our community’s health. 

We also have a few updates to share with you:

Update on Travel Guidance

As of April 2, the California Department of Public Health has updated its travel advisory, which is consistent with the CDC guidance. This travel guidance applies to anyone returning to California from visiting another state or country.

Anyone of any age who has not been fully vaccinated, including children who are not yet able to be vaccinated, must get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel and AND stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel.

Even if you test negative, you must self-quarantine for the full 7 days. If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected. If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.

We understand that some families may question the need to quarantine, but we ask each family to please consider and adhere to the public health guidance from the CDC, state, and county officials to protect the health of the community and keep Poly’s campus open.

Vaccination for Every Californian 16 and Up Starting April 15

Please refer to this webpage for upcoming information about the availability of the vaccine to all Californians 16 and older starting April 15, 2021. Note: Students ages 16 and 17 can only receive the Pfizer vaccine. Vaccination is one of the most important tools to end the COVID-19 pandemic. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know. 

Be well,
John Bracker
Head of School
Marcy Kwitny, RN
Director of Health Services