BYU-Idaho Encourages Safe Thanksgiving Planning

Thanksgiving is traditionally a time when friends and families travel and celebrate together. If you choose to travel this holiday season, please be informed of the risks involved. Also, be aware that travel may increase the chances of getting and spreading COVID-19. According to public health officials, staying at your current residence for Thanksgiving is the best way to protect yourself and others from illness.

Growing evidence shows a risk of COVID-19 transmission from infected people who have no symptoms or before the onset of recognized symptoms. Even if you feel healthy, there is still a possibility of having and inadvertently spreading the virus to others. Keep yourself and loved ones safe by counseling with your family to determine the best option for travel this Thanksgiving. To help you make an informed decision, consider using the Student Scenarios webpage.

Should you choose to remain in Rexburg, you are invited to participate in A Campus Thanksgiving. Events will include safely planned activities such as a cinnamon roll breakfast, Thanksgiving take-home meal, indoor games, holiday movies, a fun run, laser tag, NFL football, and more. The meals and events will be provided by the university at little or no cost to students.

BYU-Idaho recognizes that circumstances around COVID-19 may require adjustments to your traditional holiday plans, and we appreciate your consideration and efforts. Have a safe, happy, and healthy Thanksgiving!

First published: 2020/11/10 @ 12:05 PM