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A COVID Friendly Holiday Season

Posted 12/04/2020


The holiday season is finally here; after a long semester, it is time to relax and take a break. As students are on winter break, COVID-19 is not. Rod Library wanted to remind you about staying safe during the holidays with some fun activities you can do at home! 



  • Be socially distant while watching your favorite shows with friends! This is a new way to watch TV with your friends online over multiple streaming platforms like Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and Disney+. 


Zoom Parties 

  • Grab your favorite snacks and cover up with a blanket to hold a zoom party with your friends! 


Create Playlists 

  • Still show friends and family you care, create, and send them their personalized playlist.



  • Take some time to yourself, and bake your favorite comfort food!



Visit Rod Library's Virtual Care Package 

  • Take a peek at Rod Library's virtual care package! Rod Library has compiled many different kinds of resources and activities for students stuck at home. If you want to check it out, click here


Pick up a new craft or hobby

  • Pick up a new skill, craft, or hobby; it's the best time of the year to make somebody a knitted scarf or hat.


Get tested

  • If you plan on attending a large gathering with family or friends, make sure to do the responsible thing and get tested beforehand. The UNI Student Health Center is still open during the break to see more information or schedule a UNI Student Health Clinic visit.  


Wear a Mask 

  • If socially distancing from others is not possible, put on your mask. 


Wash your hand and sanitize regularly

  • If people are coming in and out of your house regularly, be sure to sanitize touch points often and wash your hands.


Understand concerns 

  • Family or friends may want to be extra cautious during the holiday season, be respectful of their wishes and concerns. Offer up a compromise like a virtual gathering or socially distant car hangout. 


Want to speak with a wellness counselor? Visit UNI Student Wellness Services to learn more or schedule an appointment with a wellness counselor. You can also visit UNI Forward Together to keep updated on the latest COVID guidelines and information. 

To learn more about COVID-19 and how to stay safe during the holiday season, visit COVID-19: Holiday Celebration and Small Gatherings.

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