In The Know - STM April 2022 News




Brenda Fisher Awarded Teammate of the Year!

This year's University of Minnesota's Teammate of the Year Award was given to STM's own "Gopher" Travel Specialist Brenda Fisher. Brenda has been a dedicated on-site agent for UMN since 2016. She handles thousands of trips per year. UMN states, "Her low ego, high output mentality has helped Gopher Athletics throughout the years, especially during unforeseen challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Brenda is a true reflection of the STM brand promise "Team Travel Made Easy".

 

STM Extended Weekday Hours

Starting May 31st, Our Sports Agents will be available to help you Monday - Friday 7 AM CST – 7 PM CST.

We will have an agent available on call after these hours to help support any *emergency changes to team travel due to flight interruptions or other emergent needs.

* Please note the Team Travel Emergency Dispatch service should be used for emergency changes or needs when teams are on the road on Saturday or Sunday.



Are you REAL ID ready?


Beginning May 3, 2023, anyone 18 years and older will need a REAL ID compliant driver's license or another acceptable form of ID to fly within the United States. In addition, a REAL ID will be required to enter federal facilities where identification is currently required for entrance. Learn more about REAL ID enforcement




Confused on Masks? Learn the Latest Rules for Planes, Buses, Trains and Ride Sharing

Masks are now mostly optional on public transit across the US, but some cities are still requiring them.

The recent decision by a Florida judge to vacate the federal mask-mandate order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has ended mask requirements in the US on most public transit, including airplanes, buses and trains. The mandate was set to expire May 3.

While most airports, airlines, ride-hailing services and transit systems responded by making masks optional, other transportation hubs have decided to keep mask requirements. Some cities have also continued to enforce mask mandates for public transportation or specific services like ride-sharing…learn more

 


What Does the Lifting of Mask Mandates Mean to Events?

To mask or not to mask, that is the question. Industry experts advise event planners to adhere to local health guidelines and pay attention to Covid infection and hospitalization rates.

As mask and vaccine requirements are rolled back, what does this mean to event planners who want to make their gatherings as safe as possible for attendees? Staying informed is step one, but that is no easy task.…read more

 


CDC shakes up COVID travel advisory system, removes every country from its 'Do Not Travel' list

After months of warning all travelers to avoid a long list of countries because of "very high" COVID-19 levels, the CDC has removed all countries from its "Do Not Travel" list.

The federal agency on Monday removed 89 countries from its "Do Not Travel" list. The highest Level 4 designation will now be reserved for "special circumstances" reflecting a dangerous spike in COVID-19 cases, a new variant or health care infrastructure collapse…read more




Everything you need to know about traveling with medication

While getting to travel is an incredible opportunity, it doesn’t always come without some annoyances.

In addition to ongoing COVID-19 testing requirements and restrictions, you also have to deal with packing — in particular, how to pack medication you might need on the trip. After all, the last thing you want during a getaway is to run out of prescription medication (especially if you’re stuck someplace due to a positive coronavirus result) or come down with a nasty head cold without access to over-the-counter medications…learn more








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