Staying safe for spring break travel

Spring break is the time of year that most students, even some parents, look forward to all school year. After months of hard work at school and the winter slump that most students experience, spring break is the time for the time to get a break from school and enjoy the nice weather and usually travel.

Due to COVID-19, many vacations and travel plans have been cancelled or postponed. For a long time, airports and planes were shut down. Nobody could travel anywhere as there was a travel ban. Now that COVID is getting a little better and cases are going down, more states are opening up and the travel bans that were in place in many states have been lifted.

Planes are open again with spaced out seating and require passengers to wear masks. Lots of people travel to see family and close friends and afte the year that we have had, I think that seeing family is important even if it means taking certain risks.

If you are known to be exposed to COVID-19, you can postpone travel, quarantine other individual’s, get screened, and monitor your health. Check for information about local quarantine conditions through your state or local health department. If you are sick or test positive for COVID-19, don’t fly.

Your probability of having and spreading COVID-19 is increased by flight. The virus that causes COVID-19 may make anyone very ill, but older adults and individuals with some underlying medical conditions are at greater risk of serious COVID-19 disease. If you get sick while traveling, even if you don’t have symptoms, you can spread the virus to loved ones when you return.

To protect yourself and others while you fly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends taking these steps: Maintain as far as possible a distance of 6 feet (2 meters) between you and others. Stop multitudes. And wear a fabric face covering.

Wherever you decide to go during spring break, remember to be safe and respectful of others. Call your doctor to tell them where you went and what you did on your journey, if you don’t feel well after your trip. On your journey, you might have picked up a virus or other illness even though you did not have any symptoms until you returned. Informing your doctor on where you were will assist your doctor in finding the infection in the United States.

Follow the CDC guidelines and take the necessary precautions that they recommend before, during, and after your trip so someday we can go back to traveling normally.

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