COVID-19 and travel for Fall break and the holidays
To: All students, faculty and staff
From: Pandemic Preparedness Team
Nov. 12, 2020
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,
With Fall break and the end of our face-to-face academic activities drawing near, we know many of you will be traveling soon – whether it be a short distance in-state, across the country, or around the globe.
While public health experts are not advising individuals to quarantine before or after travel at this time, they are advising adherence to all public health guidelines; Colorado and Larimer County COVID-19 cases are increasing.
If you are sick, have tested positive for COVID-19, or you believe you have been exposed in the last two weeks, do not travel and seek the advice of a public health expert immediately. If you believe you have COVID-19 or have been exposed, you should isolate and report through the COVID Reporter for advice from a CSU public health expert.
Please also consider submitting a saliva screening at CSU before you travel. Screening is open to all students, faculty and staff.
***If you have symptoms or believe you have been exposed, do NOT go to the CSU saliva screening site. Instead, you should report your symptoms and status through the COVID Reporter. A public health official will arrange a nasal swab test for you. You may also reach out to your health care provider to get tested or go to a non-university testing site.
The CSU Pandemic Preparedness Team and the Centers for Disease Control are offering additional travel advice. The CDC’s guidance referenced on this page provides detailed advice for various modes of travel and for holiday gatherings.
As we look forward to Fall break, we do so with tremendous gratitude for our students, faculty and staff: your commitment to keeping each other healthy and protected against the virus that causes COVID-19 has made an enormous positive impact on our community. It is because Rams take to heart that it is necessary to take care of each other that we have navigated the semester together.
The Pandemic Preparedness Team