Stay Safe During Spring Break

March 18, 2020; 12:25 p.m.

Dear Students,

We hope that you are all staying healthy and adjusting to this new situation in which we find ourselves. As we approach spring break, and for the remainder of the semester, we urge you to follow the federal and state guidelines regarding social distancing (not gathering in groups larger than 10 people), not traveling (unless absolutely necessary), and washing your hands often and thoroughly. Even though most of you are part of an age group that is not considered high-risk for coronavirus, please understand that you can still spread this disease. Coronavirus can be quite serious for the elderly and for individuals with chronic health conditions and compromised immune systems. Please consider the fact that you can potentially carry this disease to your loved ones, even if you never become symptomatic. So we urge you to be considerate of those around you and to help the United States and the world stop the spread of this virus.

Please keep all of the CDC’s health tips top of mind. Wash your hands with soap often. Stay away from crowds. If you feel ill, isolate yourself from others to ensure the safety of those around you. Limit your exposure to the elderly and those with chronic health problems, even if you’re not sick. Don’t travel if you can help it. Continue to stay away from campus after spring break, if you are able. We know these are trying times for all of us, but if we follow these guidelines, we can help this crisis to end more quickly. 

In the meantime, please reach out to your professors or to LSU officials if you have any questions. We are here to help you navigate this unusual semester. We wish all of you a safe and healthy spring break.