Necessary Travel During COVID-19

With the school year coming to a close and summer beginning, it’s important to remain careful and cautious if traveling for necessary reasons. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discusses ways to remain safe if you find yourself needing to travel over the summer months on their website here.

Remember that the CDC recommends that you stay home as much as possible, and only travel for essential reasons. If you will be traveling within the U.S. or locally, here are some tips to help you say healthy and safe:

  • Clean your hands often.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub your hands together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with others.
  • Wear a cloth face covering in public.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Pick up food at a drive-through, curbside restaurant service or stores, and avoid dining in restaurants.

What to do if you or someone else is sick or fears exposure:

Any member of the Stetson community who has been to campus in the last 14 days and feels they may have come into direct contact with the virus causing COVID-19 or is experiencing flu-like symptoms (fever over 100.3, cough, shortness of breath, possible nausea/diarrhea, possible loss of taste/smell) should alert Stetson immediately. Fill out this online form: Stetson University: COVID-19 Report a Concern Form. During business hours, call Health Service (386-822-8150). After business hours, call Public Safety (386-822-7300). If you are concerned about someone else’s exposure, also let us know — don’t just tell them to do so. This applies to our College of Law students, faculty and staff.