Here are some travel safety tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. First, ask yourself these questions:
- Is COVID-19 spreading where you’re going? How about where you live?
- Is it realistic that travel companions will be able to stay 6 feet from you?
- If you are traveling with others, are they at high risk for severe illness (i.e., older adults and people with existing medical conditions)?
- Do you live with someone who is at high risk for illness?
- Does your local government require you to stay home for 14 days after your trip?
- If you get sick, will you have to miss work?
“Do not travel if you are sick, or if you have been around someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days,” CDC states. “Do not travel with someone who is sick.”
If you do decide to travel, follow these tips:
- Clean your hands often. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after being in a public place. Use hand sanitizer if you can’t wash your hands.
- Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Avoid close contact with others.
- Wear a face covering in public.
- Cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough.
- Pick up food curbside if you eat out.