Schools across St. Joseph County observing spring break

NOW: Schools across St. Joseph County observing spring break

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind.--- South Bend, Penn Harris Madison, and Mishawaka Schools are all observing spring break this week. Health Officials are warning traveling families to travel with caution this year.

"Traveling in the airport is relatively lower risk because of those safety mitigation strategies," said Robin Vida, Director of Health Outreach Promotion & Education for St. Joseph County. 

The CDC has now relax standards on travel within the US for people who are fully vaccinated but Vida says families should still err on the side of caution.

"You may be going somewhere that doesn’t require wearing masks, however we still see that there is protection for you and your family if a mask is still worn," said Vida.

Locally, South Bend Venues Parks and Arts are offering family fun for those who don't feel comfortable traveling.

"One of the big things is our 'Refresh' campaign. It just kicked off last week, it’s over at Studebaker Plaza," said Jonathan Jones, Director of Recreational Services for SBVPA. "There’s a really kind of cool place making space set up and every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, there’s activities going on."

Jones say the warm temperatures South Bend has experienced the past few days has also enticed families to stay in the area.

"We’ve seen a great influx of individuals and family coming out here to just enjoy the weather, enjoy the space, and just get the kids out of the house," said Jones.

Vida says those who do choose to travel should do their homework before leaving.

"On the CDC there is a planner, you can type in the destination of where you’re going and it will populate all of the restrictions and protocols that are in that state," said Vida.

You can find that CDC resource here.

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