Spring Break During a Pandemic: We plan on traveling… Can it be done safely?

Tent camping by a lake

My family is planning on driving to Moab, Utah. We will be camping in remote sites. Another family will be accompanying us, but traveling in a separate car. All adults have been vaccinated, but our children have not been vaccinated. We plan to bring all of our food from home. We will need to stop for gas. Utah requires all individuals to wear masks in public places. Do our children need to spend the first week attending school remotely following their return?


Dear Methow Valley Students, Parents, and Community Members,

Looking to scratch that itch? No, not the one on your back… Rather, that itch to travel and/or gather during Spring Break?

If you are like me, Spring Break has traditionally been a period of time associated with travel and/or gatherings with relatives and friends. Yet, during a global pandemic, can this be done safely? If so, how? What do the CDC guidelines suggest? If we do travel, will my student need to attend school remotely during the first week following our return?

With these questions weighing on the minds of many, we’ve consulted MVSD School Nurse, Adri Vanbianchi. We encourage you to listen to her answers in our new podcast: Spring Break During a Pandemic.

Tom Venable
Superintendent, Methow Valley School District

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LISTEN NOW: Spring Break During a Pandemic

School Nurse Adriana Vanbianchi answers questions families may have about traveling/gathering during Spring Break.


Spring Break: Monday, April 3rd - Friday, April 7th - All MVSD schools and the district office will be closed to the public.