CPS: Unvaccinated students must quarantine after returning from Thanksgiving if traveled to a state with high rate of COVID transmission

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO)-- Unvaccinated Chicago Public Schools students may need to quarantine after Thanksgiving travel.

Earlier this week ahead of the holiday break, CBS CEO Pedro Martinez urged parents to get their children vaccinated.

"We know that there's risks that are coming. So again, I continue to urge our families please, please get your children vaccinated," he said.

Unvaccinated students traveling to any state with a high level of COVID-19 transmission will need to quarantine for seven to ten days. Martinez issued that warning this week in an email to parents strongly recommending that students get tested for COVID-19 upon their return to Illinois.

CPS rules state that even returning unvaccinated students that test negative must stay home for at least a full seven days. Those who test positive or don't get tested at all must quarantine for at least 10 days.

Vaccinated students are not required to quarantine unless they experience symptoms.