Think before you decide to travel

Be cautious and quarantine after travel

Tednaisha Satterwhite

Tednaisha Satterwhite

Tednaisha Satterwhite

It seems some people tend to forget we’re in the middle of a global pandemic. There has been a concerning theme of traveling instead of quarantining. I can only imagine how many people chose to travel over spring break, which could prove to be an issue when we return to 100 percent capacity April 12.

Some things are exceptions like traveling for work or family emergencies — but planning huge trips with large groups of people is selfish. 

It would be best to wait until you’re vaccinated to travel, since you would be less likely to get and spread COVID-19. Even being vaccinated, you should still follow CDC advice — wear a mask, keep a six foot distance from others and frequently wash your hands. Also, keeping an eye out for COVID-19 symptoms after you travel would be a go-to move. 

Vaccinated or not, avoiding unnecessary travel is the smart thing to do. Any international travel is out of the question. Places you know will have huge crowds of people is a place you shouldn’t be unless you have to. Before you plan on going somewhere you should ask yourself if it’s somewhere you need to be or somewhere you want to be. 

After traveling, it’s necessary to quarantine for two weeks. It’s important, not only for your safety, but others as well. Anyone who traveled over spring break who will also be attending school when we’re at 100 percent could be risking themselves and everyone else.

Remember — the virus doesn’t disappear because you decided to go on some luxurious vacation. Things like careless travel sends us steps back from returning to pre COVID-19 life. We should each be doing our part in bringing the pandemic to a close, so make smart choices.