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The District Reminds Families to Be Safe During Holiday Travel with COVID-19

As we get ready for Thanksgiving Break, please consider how your holiday plans can be modified to reduce the spread of COVID-19 to keep your family and friends safe and minimize the spread of illness once classes resume after the break.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a number of considerations for how your holiday plans can be modified to reduce the spread of COVID-19 to keep your friends, families and communities healthy and safe.

 

The most recent guidelines recommend limiting holiday gatherings to those within your household and avoiding travel. Precautions and safety measures do make a difference and will give us the best chance of continuing to offer in-person learning. To keep our schools open, it will require all of us working together and taking the necessary precautions. Please continue to be diligent about following safety protocols, including mask-wearing, physical distancing and staying home when sick. 

 

Current CDC Guidelines for Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic state that travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. If you do make the decision to travel, take these actions to protect others from getting sick after you return:

  • When around others, stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms' length) from other people who are not from your household. It is important to do this everywhere, both indoors and outdoors.

  • Wear a mask to keep your nose and mouth covered when you are outside of your home.

  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).

  • Monitor your health and look for symptoms of COVID-19. Take your temperature if you feel sick.