Editorial: Remember to stay safe over Winter Break

Staff Editorial

Winter Break is just around the corner, and after a very strange and difficult semester, it is even more welcome than it normally is.

Although it will be nice to have a long break from the stresses of the past several months, Winter Break will have a dark cloud over it this year.

COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to stay at alarming levels following the Thanksgiving season, with a new daily record being set for COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday.

Many of the same temptations for students that existed over Thanksgiving Break will still be present over Winter Break.

People will want to see old friends, visit family and possibly even travel.

We at The Daily Eastern News hope that people do not give in to these temptations over break. The most important thing is to stay safe. COVID-19 vaccines are getting nearer and nearer, although their full effect will likely not be felt for months to come.

But with a light at the end of the tunnel, it is not to time to lower our guard.

To remain safe over Winter Break, keep taking precautionary measures seriously. Wear masks, stay socially distant and avoid large groups.

For students who are still on campus, there is one more date for COVID testing on campus. You can get tested at the Lantz Fieldhouse on Dec. 15.

The results will likely not be back before you return home, but getting tested can help make sure you do not spread the virus to friends or family members over the holidays.

Stay safe everyone, and have a happy holiday season.