Travel Safe This Spring Break

March 4, 2020

There are still a couple days of study left this week, but I know that many of you are already thinking ahead to next week's Spring Break plans. I want to take a few minutes to encourage you to make good choices and be safe.

In addition to normal Spring Break precautions, I'm sure most of you are aware of the added travel risks related to the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Before you travel next week, especially outside the United States, be aware of the latest travel advisories issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and make informed choices about where you are traveling. This information is changing rapidly, so be sure to check for updates prior to your departure. If you feel you may have been exposed to the virus, or have any related symptoms, call the University Health Center at 812-465-1250 when you return to seek advice and treatment before returning to campus or visiting the Health Center in person.

A representative from the University Health Center will also be at today's Safe Spring Break Fair which runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 4, in University Center East. I encourage all to attend. They will have hand sanitizer as well as printouts with information about COVID-19 and how to protect yourself from it. The Health Center will also have general safe travel tips and information about registering with the U.S. State Department when traveling abroad.

A full list of organizations presenting at the Safe Spring Break Fair:

  • AIDS Resource Group Evansville
  • Albion Fellows Bacon Center
  • Counseling Center
  • Public Safety
  • Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness Center
  • University Health Center
  • Vanderburgh County Health Department
  • Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office

Topics will be varied and will include travel safety and illness prevention, responsible alcohol use, personal safety, sexual health, sun safety and general wellness (sleep, stress and self-care).

Have a fun Spring Break, make good choices, be safe and come back healthy for the end of the semester.