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Spring Break checklist: What to know before heading on vacation

Join us every morning this week on Wake Up CBUS to make sure your family is prepared for spring break vacation.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — COVID-19 cases are dropping, the temperatures are rising and central Ohioans want to get moving. 

Spring break is right around the corner. 

Ohio State students are off March 14 through March 18 and some younger students are out of school in the coming weeks. Families are ready to hit the roads and the skies.

It might’ve been a while since you’ve gone all-out for spring fun. 

All week long, the Wake Up CBUS team is getting you sunscreen-ready with a checklist focused on safety and savings.

Join us every morning this week on Wake Up CBUS at 6 a.m. for the following stories:

MONDAY: Medical correspondent Tracy Townsend spoke with Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Dr. Iahn Gonsenhauser on last-minute health reminders. Which threats remain? Will you still need masks and/or vaccine cards? Hear what experts are saying below:

TUESDAY: For college students and their families deciding to travel, experts suggest taking steps to make sure your belongings are secure before heading out the door. That could mean investing in a window alarm, making sure your blinds are closed, or even telling your landlord in advance that you'll be out of town. We'll detail more security tips below: 

At Ohio State, campus police say there's another rise in crime to potentially be aware of: catalytic converter thefts. Police suggest parking in a well-lit lot where there are surveillance cameras to ensure your car stays safe if you plan on leaving. 

WEDNESDAY: Police say prepping for vacation starts with prepping your home for possible intruders. Crimetracker 10's Angela An details tips from police to keep your belongings safe while you're away. 

THURSDAY: Consumer 10’s Clay Gordon looked into a reported rental car shortage. Travel experts say supply is currently outpacing demand ahead of spring break and suggest booking in advance. Here's what to know: 

FRIDAY: Short-term rental or hotel? For Consumer 10, Krista Frost compared the costs and the commodities of both and how they compare at popular destinations. Travel experts say there are also ways to save during your stay. Booking a place with a kitchen and packing your own food, for example. 

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