Health Officials Offer Guidance For COVID-Safe Spring Break

Friday, March 5th 2021, 6:21 pm
By: Johnny Resendiz

TULSA, Okla. -

With spring break just around the corner, the CDC is warning people that extra traveling could cause COVID cases to spike again. 

Dr. Bruce Dart with the Tulsa Health Department said he knows everyone is anxious to get back to normalcy now that COVID-19 cases are declining. He also said people should not let their guard down just yet.

"We've come too far; we've lost too much to regress now," Dart said. 

Dr. Dart said if you are set on traveling, especially internationally, you need to follow CDC guidelines by getting tested before your trip and be careful on who you come into contact with once you get back.

"You may feel well and not have any symptoms, but you can still spread COVID-19 to family friends and community during and after travel," Dart said. 

The CDC requires international tourists to show proof of a negative test before boarding a plane back to the US. You should also get tested three to five days after your trip and self-quarantine for seven days.

Tulsa International Airport said travelers can use their walk-in testing site up to three days after they return to town.

Dart also said travelers who have already been vaccinated should wait two weeks after the second dose so the body can be fully protected.