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Specializes in kids. Has 25 years experience.

Trying to get a pulse on what schools are doing regarding Europe travel this Spring? (Spain in particular). Are they canceling or going? Thanks!

k1p1ssk, BSN, RN

Specializes in pediatrics. Has 10 years experience.

The private school I work at part-time decided at 9pm last night to cancel all school-sponsored international Spring break trips. None were going to Level 2 or 3 countries, but given that these trips are 2 weeks long and the nature of the situation changing so rapidly, they're cancelling out of an over abundance of caution. All domestic (US) trips are still on.

NutmeggeRN, BSN

Specializes in kids. Has 25 years experience.

Thanks! I have also emailed the state department contact at the Spanish Embassy.

JenTheSchoolRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in School nursing.

We just had our seniors travel to Spain and France over break (we do this every year) and no issues since thus far.

But if they were going over April Break or this Summer, we'd be looking ahead; I'd likely be talking with my public health department for guidance before making any hasty decisions.

10 minutes ago, NutmeggeRN said:

Thanks! I have also emailed the state department contact at the Spanish Embassy.

This feel smart as wel..

Eleven011

Specializes in Home Health,Dialysis, MDS, School Nurse. Has 20+ years experience.

Our school and community is small and only offer up these trips every 3-4 years. This is an off year, so we are in the clear, thankfully.

CanIcallmymom, BSN, RN

Specializes in school nursing. Has 6 years experience.

My son is supposed to go to Spain for soccer this July, I'm not sure if they will still have the trip with that's going on. We'll see.

Our HS trip to Rome and Greece is being changed. Either all Greece or the Galapagos. No Rome

ruby_jane, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing. Has 12 years experience.

Only trips to the hot spots have been cancelled here. However, a new hot spot could pop up tomorrow so...stay tuned!

We are flying to Ames to see Ruby Jane Junior, who will then spend her Spring break in Chicago with her Chicago people and fly back from O'Hare. I am not sure why I am more worried about O'Hare than I am about DFW!

11 minutes ago, ruby_jane said:

Only trips to the hot spots have been cancelled here. However, a new hot spot could pop up tomorrow so...stay tuned!

We are flying to Ames to see Ruby Jane Junior, who will then spend her Spring break in Chicago with her Chicago people and fly back from O'Hare. I am not sure why I am more worried about O'Hare than I am about DFW!

I'm worried about O'Hare, too. It's where we're supposed to fly out of for Spring break. We're at our 5th possible case in IL as of this morning, but all are in Chicago-area. The airport is huge, with lots of international travelers. Not a bad idea to be at least cautious. Washington State terrifies me right now, even if the deaths were all in the nursing home...

JenTheSchoolRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in School nursing.

17 minutes ago, nmr79 said:

I'm worried about O'Hare, too. It's where we're supposed to fly out of for Spring break. We're at our 5th possible case in IL as of this morning, but all are in Chicago-area. The airport is huge, with lots of international travelers. Not a bad idea to be at least cautious. Washington State terrifies me right now, even if the deaths were all in the nursing home...

I was in Orlando about 10 days ago to visit Disney. Another international travel hot spot. I just washed my hands as much as I do at work ;).

scuba nurse, BSN, MSN, RN

Has 31 years experience.

The school my kids go to are going to Australia on April vacation, it is not being cancelled, yet anyway. My kids are not going anyway.