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Safely celebrate spring break

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While COVID-19 infection rates are low in Chicago and across the country, it is important that everyone within the DePaul community do their part to stay safe and healthy over spring break. (Jeff Carrion/DePaul University)

Spring break is almost here! As we focus on wrapping up final projects and finishing exams, the Community Health Team wants to remind everyone to Take Care DePaul this spring break.

While infection rates are low in Chicago and across the country, it is important that everyone do their part to stay safe and healthy. Consider the following suggestions this spring break.

Mask-wearing: Masks are no longer required in many indoor spaces, but they are still required in some indoor locations, on public transportation and on airplanes. Be sure to review your destination's mask policy beforehand. Furthermore, think about wearing a fitted mask when in crowded or poorly ventilated indoor spaces to minimize your risk of infection.

Proof of vaccination: Consider carrying proof of your COVID-19 vaccination with you when traveling. Many businesses still require proof to enter.

Get tested: If you have symptoms or were exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, get tested. Also, consider getting tested if you plan to gather with others outside your household. Every home in the United States is eligible to order two sets of four free at-⁠home tests from the federal government, and DePaul will continue to offer on-campus COVID-19 testing.

International travel: If you are traveling abroad over spring break, please review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidance, and review your destination's COVID-19 requirements. Based on where you travel, you may be required to be vaccinated, show proof of a negative COVID-19 test or wear a mask.

Have a wonderful and safe spring break!

For the university's latest safety guidelines, answers to frequently asked questions and resources, please visit DePaul's COVID-19 Updates and Guidance website.