2021 Spring Break

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Megan Reynaert, Social Media Chair

As we all know by now, the COVID-19 Pandemic hit just weeks before spring break last year, abruptly bringing all travel plans to an end. Flights canceled, hotel rooms canceled and suitcases unpacked before they even made it to the airport. Now, we’ve come full circle, it’s been a year. With spring break once again upon us, many people have decided to travel this year while following all the CDC guidelines. 

The Center for Disease Control  (CDC) has recommended that people don’t travel, but their website does feature what steps you should take to protect yourself if you do decide to travel. They have recommended getting fully vaccinated if possible, getting tested before and after arrival, as well as following all mask mandates. 

“Traveling Internationally? All air passengers coming to the United States, including U.S. citizens, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board a flight to the United States.” (cdc.gov). The above requirement will help make sure that no one brings the virus back from wherever they are traveling. 

Many of the popular travel spots for spring break such as Florida, California, and Mexico have been COVID hotspots this past year. If traveling to these places, the CDC recommends that everyone takes extra caution and avoid large crowds. Spring break is notorious for being one of the most traveled weeks of the year. College kids and high school seniors tend to use the week off to spend time on various beaches with their friends. As many of us know, college students are not exactly known for being the safest or most responsible, so spring break is a cause of concern for many.

While people are obviously allowed to do what they please regarding travel, the CDC believes that following the guidelines listed above will help slow the spread of the Coronavirus. Everyone has differing opinions on the subject of the various mandates put in place by the government. Whether you agree or disagree with the mask mandates, if traveling is on your agenda for spring break this year, it is crucial that you follow all guidelines for wherever you are traveling to.