Holiday Travel and Safety
Dear University Community,
Thank you for continuing to follow the La Verne Safe Return plan this fall and for doing your part to minimize the spread of COVID-19 within our community.
Next week is Thanksgiving break, which marks the beginning of the holiday travel season. With the combination of travel, colder weather keeping people indoors, the waning of vaccine and natural immunity, and more mingling among non-household members during the holidays, California public health officials are urging vigilance to help avoid a resurgence of COVID-19 this winter.
If you are planning to travel during the holiday season, please familiarize yourself with the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for safe travel and safe gatherings, and take appropriate precautions before returning to work or school.
The CDC recommends the following for safe travel:
- Delay travel until you are fully vaccinated.
- Check your destination’s COVID-19 situation before traveling. State, local, and territorial governments may have travel restrictions in place.
- Wear a mask over your nose and mouth in indoor areas of public transportation (including airplanes) and indoors in US transportation hubs (including airports).
- Do not travel if you have been exposed to COVID-19, you are sick, or if you test positive for COVID-19.
- If you are not fully vaccinated and must travel, get tested before your trip.
After travel and before returning to work or school, vaccinated employees and students should self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms and isolate and get tested if symptoms develop.
Unvaccinated employees or students should get tested with a viral test 3 to 5 days after returning from travel.
Please continue to visit the University of La Verne’s COVID-19 information portal for updates and information, and have a safe holiday season.
Devorah Lieberman, PhD