7 Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Family When Returning Home From College

Emily Weaver

It's been about three months since I last saw my brother, and while I'm looking forward to having him home, it's also a little nerve-racking when you consider the germs he could be bringing with him. Like many college students who don't attend school close to home, my brother has to fly - an activity that's considered high risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. Staying put isn't an option for many students, either, because most campuses close during winter break.

Thankfully, my family and I have had enough time to develop a game plan to not only get my brother home as safely as possible, but also to protect our family once he's here. Here's how you can help keep the virus from spreading, too.