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Friday, March 6, 2020

Spring Break Travel & COVID-19

Dear Students,

On spring break next week, I hope that you are able to get some rest and rejuvenate before we round out the rest of the semester.

For those of you who might be traveling over spring break and in light of the latest updates on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), here are tips to help you stay healthy and safe.
  • Stay up to date on Center for Disease Control and Prevention updates and recommendations regarding the Coronavirus. Conditions could change while you are traveling and could complicate return logistics.
  • Before leaving, notify a family member or friend to share destination and contact information.
  • While traveling, take steps to prevent the spread of any respiratory virus by practicing good hygiene, such as regularly washing your hands. For a fun tip to ensure you wash them long enough, this article has alternatives to singing “Happy Birthday” for 20 seconds, including Minnesota’s own Lizzo and Prince.
  • View the University’s FAQ for more information. 

Please remember that the risk to the general public and campus community remains low. If you have questions about COVID-19, please contact Health Services.

Flu vaccine is also still available at Health Services and local primary care clinics. If you have not been vaccinated, please consider doing so to protect yourself and others from influenza. 

Enjoy your break and see you back on campus soon.

Lendley C. Black