The CDC issued recommendations for those who will be traveling during the holidays. They are asking people to consider the risks before making travel plans and consider issues that may increase their risks when deciding where to go, how to travel, and where to stay.
The lowest risk form of travel is, of course, staying home altogether or taking a short, scenic road trip with members of your own household. The highest risk is taking a flight with layovers or travelling on a cruise ship or river boat.
The CDC recommends limiting your interactions with others while travelling because close, person-to-person contact is the main way COVID-19 spreads. When contact with others is necessary, they recommend wearing a mask in all areas of airports, hotels, restaurants, and campgrounds.
Beyond social distancing, mask-wearing, and handwashing, some practical things travelers can do are choosing to travel in a personal or rental vehicle, staying in a vacation rental with only members of your own household, and choosing drive-throughs or carry out options for meals.
More information is available on the CDC’s website <HERE>.
Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand