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Safety Tips for Traveling Among COVID-19

A few months ago, traveling seemed impossible for any future or scheduled trips due to the ongoing pandemic that has affected us globally. For the past few weeks, we have watched states, businesses, and tourism slowly open back up. People are now adjusting and stepping out on what is our new norm of life. If you are thinking about upcoming travel, listed below are some premeasurements that you can follow for your safety and the safety of others.

Stay safe when you travel

Travel in the U.S. is increasing as states ease restrictions put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends following these steps to protect yourself and others when you travel:

· Maintain 6 feet (2 meters) between you and others as much as possible.

· Avoid crowds.

· Wear a cloth face covering.

· Avoid touching your eyes, nose,and mouth.

· Cover coughs and sneezes.

· Clean your hands often. It is especially important after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.

· Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

· If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub your hands together until they feel dry.

Check local coronavirus restrictions

Travel and other restrictions can vary from state to state. Save yourself unpleasant surprises and delays by checking for restrictions at your destination and anywhere you might stop along the way.

State and local health department websites are your best resource. Keep in mind that restrictions can change rapidly depending on local conditions. Check back for updates as your trip gets closer.

While you are in research mode, look up visitor information and hours for businesses, restaurants parks and other places you may want to visit during your stay.

If you are interested in finding out additional information, please click on the link. Please remember that all lives matter and remember to practice social distance and be safe.

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