Checklist for Heading Home Safely

As the cases of COVID-19 are beginning to increase in Ohio counties and beyond, and cold weather is moving in, now is the time to prepare for going home safely for the holidays.

Checklist

Here is a checklist you can use to stay healthy and keep your family and friends safe.

Read the Nov. 17 letter to Kent Campus Students

STAY COVID-19 FREE
  • Get vaccinated, to keep yourself safe, and to comply with the university’s vaccine requirement.
  • Avoid gatherings indoors with large groups of people who may not be vaccinated, and always wear a face covering indoors. Always follow the Flashes Safe Eight  safety protocols.
  • If you have COVID-19, you might not be able to go home on time or when you get home you could infect your family members, some of whom may be at higher risk for a poor health outcome.
TESTING IS AVAILABLE – GET TESTED BEFORE YOU GO HOME

Kent State University offers free COVID-19 testing. Get tested several days before you plan to leave campus.

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While you are at it, schedule your flu shot at the same time. Remember, a negative COVID-19 test does not mean you will stay negative. Remain vigilant to the Flashes Safe Eight to reduce your risk.

TRAVEL SAFELY
  • The best way to travel home is in your own car or in a car with everyone wearing a face covering and the windows down at least part-way to allow fresh air to circulate.
  • If you must use public transportation, be sure to take clean face coverings and hand sanitizer with you; always maintain a safe distance from others when standing in lines, always wear a face covering and don’t touch your face.
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