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Stay Safe When Traveling

wash hands often

Wash hands often

stay home when sick

Stay home when sick

stay six feet apart

Stay 6 feet apart


Staying close to home is the best way to protect yourself and others. If you are thinking about traveling away from your local community, it is important to take steps to protect yourself and your family. Do not travel if you are sick. 

Traveling within Minnesota

If you’re going to a cabin, campsite, or other location, follow these tips to stay safe: 
Keep at least 6 feet of space between people, such as if you need to stop at a gas station, restaurant, or rest stop.
Wear a mask.
Clean your hands often with soap and water or hand sanitizer, especially if you use shared amenities or equipment.
Cover coughs and sneezes.
Only have people from the same household in the same vehicle, cabin, or tent.
For more information on guidelines for camping and other outdoor activities, see the DNR's COVID-19 Response page

Traveling to another state

Considerations before traveling 

COVID-19 has been reported in all 50 states, and traveling can put people at greater risk of getting sick. Before you travel, think about:
How much COVID-19 is spreading where you are going and how much it is spreading in your local community. 
Check to see if the state you are going to has any special requirements or recommendations for people traveling there. 
Whether you or someone you are traveling with could get very sick from COVID-19.
How easy or difficult it will be to keep 6 feet between people.
Whether you would be able to miss work, school, or other activities if you get sick. 
For more tips and things to consider when traveling, see CDC’s Considerations for Travelers – Coronavirus in the U.S

If you travel

Protect yourself and others during your trip:
Clean your hands often with soap and water or hand sanitizer.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
Keep 6 feet of space between yourself and others.
Wear a mask.
Cover coughs and sneezes.
Bring enough of your medications to last the entire trip.
Consider packing food or picking up food from the store, drive-throughs, or curbside pickup. 

Returning from travel

Minnesota does not require travelers to quarantine for 14 days after returning from another state. However, it is important that you watch for symptoms and stay home if you become sick. You should also continue to wear a mask, stay 6 feet from people, and wash your hands often. 

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