Pandemic Spring Break: Round 2

Quincy Palmateer , Staff Writer

It has been over a year since March 13, 2020, the day that we thought would mark the beginning of our two week break. Well, that “break” ended up lasting a lot longer than we had anticipated. So what do we do now, our second spring break spent in quarantine?

One of the biggest concerns surrounding this year’s spring break is the expected spike in Covid cases, similar to what we experienced last year. In order to do our part to prevent this spike, and get closer to the day when things can get back to normal, we need to continue to follow the guidelines laid out by the CDC. The CDC has highly discouraged travel this spring break season, even for those who have been vaccinated. In the event that someone must travel though, the CDC has also provided a list of ways to protect yourself and others on their website. Check out for the latest guidance.

Not being able to go away over spring break can definitely be disappointing but there are still so many ways to make this year’s spring break as enjoyable as possible! 

With the weather getting nicer, and days lasting longer there are now more ways to appreciate the coming break from school than there were during the colder months. Walks, hikes, bike rides, and runs are all great ways to take advantage of this time of year and get your body moving at the same time, which is something many of us may need considering how much of our time has been spent inside over the past year. Even just spending time outside chatting with close friends or family can be another great way to enjoy yourself during this time. The important thing is that we all do our part to protect those that we know and love, that means following all of the CDC’s guidelines and being as cautious as we can be, especially around spring break when Covid is expected to spread.

Hopefully, all of our sacrifices pay off soon and next year we can spend spring break traveling and doing all of the things that we love to do!