The Student Adventures operational team has been following the spread of the coronavirus known as COVID-19. At this time, the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Department of State and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recommended against travel to mainland China, South Korea, Iran, and most of Europe. We are monitoring and following the travel recommendations set forth by the CDC and WHO along with the U.S Department of State.
Student Adventures will be honoring the shelter in place order set forth by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Monday, March 23rd. Our offices will be closed for three weeks. If you are a participant with questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org as we will be responding to emails from our home offices. If you are a teacher/sponsor and have questions about your trip, please contact your Tour Consultant directly. We appreciate your patience as we navigate through this difficult situation.
Though the CDC has not advised against domestic travel, we are proactively working with all of our trip sponsors to reschedule most trips through April 30. If any changes are made to the dates you will be traveling, your sponsor will communicate these with you. We are committed to student safety and will not take anyone to a location that is not deemed safe for travel. As new information becomes available, we will not hesitate to make changes, if needed.
As of today, any trips after April 30 are set to proceed as originally scheduled. Student Adventures recognizes, however, that circumstances are changing rapidly. If your school – or Government guidelines – require that the trip not proceed as scheduled, we will communicate any changes as soon as possible.
We are working with schools where the school administration or the school board has put restrictions on travel on a case-by-case basis to adjust plans for future travel. Should the CDC recommend avoiding nonessential travel to a destination, alternative itineraries have been created, and the tour destination or date will be moved.
In the meantime, the CDC has released a list of preventative measures anyone can take to avoid contracting and spreading illness:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use alcohol-based sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention Travel Link: