As Mental Health Awareness month comes to a close, there is a significant amount of optimism in the air. With more vaccinations being administered daily and higher percentages of the population being vaccinated, life seems to be returning to some sense of normalcy. This is a cause for celebration! Families and friends who have been separated for over a year finally have a chance to interact again with fewer precautions. Occasions with people outside of your pandemic circle can safely occur to commemorate or honor special moments.
While many graduate and undergraduate programs ran remotely or as a hybrid program this past year, more colleges and universities are opening up. Most are likely to have in-class learning once fall is upon us, as reported by the US News and World report article. Graduation for high school seniors and university students have been occurring in person more commonly this spring. Student activities will occur more often, but may have limits in order to control spread.
Travel is opening up domestically and internationally. As destinations are loosening restrictions, there is a strong focus to ensure safety for visitors and residents. Vaccinations are the key for being able to reopen like normal. This article from CNBC details how travel in the summer of 2021 will differ from previous years. Experts continue to say that the key to keeping low transition rates and reducing the spread will be vaccination, social distancing, hand washing, and mask wearing. Participating in outdoor activities will also reduce the chance of transition.
We, at Cold FAid, hope you celebrate the positives in life this summer! As we enjoy the gift of gathering with others again, there is a chance that you may catch a cold. If you do, we are here to help.