Issue: Spring break is a great time to relax, but do it safely.


Editorial Board

Spring break is a time we all look forward to. A break from classes, a chance to relax and hit up the coolest spring break vacation destinations. This year though, students should maybe skip their trips because… well, we all know why.  

As COVID-19 remains a concern worldwide, taking precautions could not be more important. Simple changes like wearing a mask, reducing the size of your group and social distancing from others can keep you and others safe.

We’re not telling you to stay home and do nothing for the ten-day break. Obviously, it’s too late to cancel your flights to South Padre now, but students can still enjoy themselves while finding alternatives to the overcrowded beaches and bars.

Stick with your group of friends. We know it might be fun to meet new people while you’re on vacation, but this year, meeting new people could likely lead to a positive COVID-19 test. Staying with your small group, who you socialize with already, can help reduce that chance. 

Obviously, wear a mask. While the hotels, beaches and restaurants might not require masks depending on what state or country you’re traveling to, all public transportation requires masks. So when you’re in the airport, Uber or bus, keep your mask on, at least to protect the workers you might be exposing. 

Lastly, get tested before and after you leave. SDSU is hosting a testing event for students to hopefully entice them to get tested, especially when you return to campus. If you get tested between March 15-19, students will receive a $5 coupon for any SDSU-affiliated retail location and be entered for a chance to win a $100 voucher for the University Bookstore.

It might not be the spring break we all envisioned, but this is a great opportunity to get creative with your plans and actions so we can finish the semester out in person this year.

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