Safety Tips for Spring Break Travelers
Spring break and summer travels are on the horizon, and in preparation for a week away, the Center for Community Health and Wellbeing has put together few tips for staying safe:
- Whether you stay on campus or travel, relax. Take a mental vacation so you can come back to school refreshed.
- Before you leave campus, pick up your Tobacco Quit Hit and safer sex supplies at the Office of Health Promotion on the second floor of Stamps Health Services.
- Buckle up and make sure you arrive safely at your destination.
- If you choose to use alcohol, alternate drinks with water and limit yourself to one drink per hour.
- Be an active bystander. Make sure both you and your friends are safe.
- Treat yourself to special foods you don’t have every day, but remember to indulge in moderation.
- If you choose to be sexually active, get consent and use protection.
While no local mosquito-borne Zika virus disease cases have been reported in U.S. states, there have been travel-associated cases. For those who have concerns about travel to locations where the Zika virus has been identified and want more information, the Center recommends the following resources:
Lastly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers a set of action items to take before, during, and after Spring Break.