Precautions for Travel!


Lauryn Pietrzak

MSP Airport encourages people to “travel confidently” on their signs by promoting social distancing.

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s Party!’” Robin Williams once said. This is the mindset for many Orono students this week as they prepare for their annual spring break vacation. This year’s spring break may be a little different than a typical year because of COVID-19.

According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, “travel can increase your chance of spreading and getting COVID-19”.

The CDC recommends that you stay home from any travel but if you do they presented a list of precautions you can take to help stay safe. They endorse getting fully vaccinated, getting tested before taking the trip, wearing a mask the correct way, avoiding crowds, keeping 6ft away from anyone who does not travel with you, getting tested 3-5 days after your trip, self quarantining for 7 days even if you test negative, and to follow any guidelines that your state requires after any travel outside your state.

“I will be wearing masks in public and staying with the same small group of people while traveling to South Dakota,” junior Annabelle Edwards said.

The Minnesota Department of Health explained, “it is up to all of us to protect ourselves and others”.

In facing this seemingly never-ending pandemic we can follow the guidelines put in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19 even while traveling.

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“I will be wearing masks in public and staying with the same small group of people while traveling to South Dakota.” (Annabelle Edwards)

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Basic steps to stay safe over spring break