Stay safe during Labor Day holiday

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As we head into the holiday weekend, remember to stay safe.

For those leaving town for the weekend, the CDC offers specific guidelines and FAQs on travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, as does the Georgia Department of Public Health. Here are some tips to keep you safe and healthy this weekend.

Tips when going out of town
  • Research any temporary COVID-19 guidelines and mandates for your travel destination.
  • Wear a mask in public settings.
  • Opt for less risky destinations and activities (i.e., avoid crowds).
  • Stay at least 6 feet apart from anyone who is not from your household.
  • Use disinfecting wipes at the gas station.
  • Use hand sanitizer before and after getting groceries or takeout.
  • Bring your own food or use drive-thru, delivery, take-out and curbside pick-up options.

If you’re planning for a “stay-cation” right here in Augusta, there is also plenty to do.

Tips for a “staycation”
  • Explore downtown Augusta and bring your mask.
  • Spend time outdoors on the Riverwalk, at Hammond’s Ferry or at the Lock and Dam Park. AU students can rent kayaks for free, too.
  • Support artists on the Westobou and Arts in the Heart websites.
  • Check out our theaters and museums. The Morris Museum, the Augusta History Museum, and the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History are still open.
  • Support local businesses like the Book Tavern or Source Code Escape Games.

For more details on what to do in Augusta, listen to In the Wild, the university’s official podcast.

Listen to In the Wild.

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Raysean Ricks is a writer in the Division of Communications & Marketing at Augusta University. Contact him to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-6144 or email him at

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