Covid And Holiday Travel | Golden Rules Gal

Category: Pandemiquette Travel

Assess Your Risk.  Any time you leave your house, you increase your risk of contracting the coronavirus.   The sneaky part of this virus is that we can have it and be asymptomatic for up to 14 days, so it’s advised not to travel if you have any flu-like symptoms.

Before You Travel.  Check the state of your travels to see where the cases are. You can visit: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#cases_casesper100klast7days and track them by state.  Your destination may have travel restrictions where there could be a mandatory quarantine for up to 14 days.

During The Trip.  The goal is to protect yourself and others at all times.  Wear a mask without hesitation and remember it must cover your nose and mouth in public settings.  Avoid close contact and observe the 6 feet rule of distance.  Wash your hands often, and avoid touching your face.

Types Of Travel.  Airports, bus and train stations plus rest stops are all places that can increase your exposure to the virus. They’re also locations where it may be difficult to socially distance.  Even if you travel by car or RV, you will need to make stops for food, gas and the restroom, which might put you at risk for fomite transmission. Make sure you bring your disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer to sanitize high-touch surfaces. 

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