College Students Returning Home

As we move into the holiday season and college students return home, the Teton County Health Department wants to remind community members of COVID safety best-practices. Travel is known to increase the risk of disease transmission, so be prepared by ordering free COVID-19 salvia tests in advance. These tests are available to Wyoming residents at no cost; insurance is not necessary. Visit Vault Health to order your testing kit. Travelers should test about seven days after they arrive at their final destination.

If you have a student returning home for the holidays, follow these precautions to help keep other family members and friends safe! The most cautious approach upon arrival home is to quarantine for the first 14 days after arrival. 

  • Quarantining in the home includes eating meals in a private space or outdoors with family at least 6 feet apart
  • Use separate serving ware, utensils, glasses, and plates
  • Use a separate bathroom from other family members. If not possible, disinfect the bathroom after each use
  • Avoid physical contact including hugging, kissing, and shaking hands
  • Wear a mask and maintain a distance of at least 6 feet when in the presence of others
  • Restrict movement within and outside the home

Click here to read considerations from the American College Health Association. 

Students Traveling Home
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