Traveling during a Pandemic

The information in this article is based off of the recommendations from the CDC website at

The information and tips shared in this article are not intended to replace the advice of your medical professional. 

Back in March of 2020 when everyone thought that the Corona Virus would only last a month or two and then we would be back to normal, it was easy to justify putting a hold on travel. Now that we can see that this will be something that we have to live with for the foreseeable future, it is time to start thinking about how to travel in the age of the CoronaVirus. 

It is important that you make informed decisions regarding when/if it is necessary to travel. One of the best ways to do this is to check information regarding your destinations Covid-19 cases before heading there. This link will prove useful

Assess if you are at increased risk for severe illness or if you live with or must have close contact with someone who is. If you are, then you may want to continue to postpone your trip until a time when the minimum number of people in your life may be negatively affected. 

You should also check and make sure that your destination does not have travel restrictions in place. There would be nothing worse than arriving at your destination, only to be sent right back home.

Should you decide you must travel, the CDC recommends the following steps to best protect yourself and others. 

  1. Wear a mask to keep your nose and mouth covered at all times possible. 
  2. Avoid close contact and stay at least 6 feet away from anyone not in your household at all times possible.
  3. Wash your hands often or use sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. 
  4. Avoid contact with anyone who is sick
  5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. 

Whatever you are doing at your destination, make an effort to avoid high risk activities. These include but are not limited to.

  1. Traveling to areas with a high level of Covid-19 cases. 
  2. Going to large social gatherings like weddings, funerals or parades. 
  3. Attending mass gatherings like sporting events or concerts. 
  4. Being in crowds that can easily form in places like restaurants, bars, airports, bus stations, train stations and movie theaters. 
  5. Traveling on a cruise ship. 

It is important that until there is a vaccine that we are all making the best decisions possible with the best information. Your health and the health of others depends on all of us. Please take care of yourself and others.