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K-State Today

November 10, 2020

How to travel safely

Submitted by Division of Communications and Marketing

As Kansas State University students, faculty and staff prepare for fall and winter breaks, it is important to know how to travel safely and reduce the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.

Students are encouraged to get asymptomatic tested before leaving for fall and winter breaks to know their health status. Tests are offered at no cost to students at Lafene Health Center. Students can schedule an appointment through the myLafene+ patient portal or by calling 785-532-6544. Students are asked to be tested at least three days before their planned departure dates to receive their results in time.

The Riley County Health Department also is offering free drive-up COVID-19 testing at CiCo Park in Manhattan every Thursday through the end of the year — except Thanksgiving Day and on Dec. 24. Testing the last week of the year will be on Dec. 30. The testing is offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m. No appointment is needed and everyone is welcome. Learn more about the free testing.

Practice these guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention while traveling:

  • Do not travel if you are sick, have recently tested positive for COVID-19 or have been around someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
  • Check your destination’s COVID-19 status in advance.
  • Wear a face covering.
  • Wash your hands often and use hand sanitizer.
  • Maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others and avoid close contact. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Pack your own food and drinks and avoid unnecessary stops.
  • Use disinfectant wipes when touching shared surfaces such as door handles and keypads.

Find more CDC tips to reduce risk and stop the spread of COVID-19 and learn more about health and wellness at K-State.

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