If you haven’t done so already: Get a flu vaccine as soon as possible. The flu vaccine may take up to two weeks to become effective, so getting it soon will give it time to be more effective when you go home. Combined with a COVID vaccination, you may be just that much safer!
If possible, avoid contact with others. Consider wearing a mask indoors when not eating/drinking and maintaining physical distancing as much as possible.
Stay in your living space as much as possible.
If you think you may have been exposed – get tested. But remember that a negative test result is NOT a free pass. Play it safe, continue to follow COVID-19 safety protocols.
If you test positive. Stay where you are and self-isolate for 10 days.
The safest way to travel if you can, is by car. If you travel with people you are not living with, everyone in the vehicle should keep a mask or face shield on. Keep hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes handy for stops along the way. See How to be Safe on a Road Trip during a pandemic for travel-by-car-safety-tips!
Traveling by train or plane exposes everyone to a higher risk of infection. It’s hard to stay physically distant in crowded airports or train stations. Being on a plane or train increases the length of exposure to anyone who might be sick.