Traveling safely this Spring during a Pandemic
If you’re itching to get out of your bubble and take to the road, I get it.
You’re certainly not alone.
Frankly, as great as Florida can be sometimes, with easy access to the beach and sometimes perfect weather, even I’m looking for a change of scenery.
So if you’re considering a trip in the not too distant future, you should figure out how to do that as safely as possible.
Especially as vaccinations are becoming more of a reality for so many of us.
If you’ve been fully vaccinated and you want to visit family, or just get out of your own backyard, it’s reasonable to think about.
Just plan on about 2 weeks past the second dose as you look at the calendar.
Because even if you’ve been vaccinated, the risk isn’t zero. You still want to reduce risks as much as possible.
For yourself, and the people you’re around.
When it comes to travel, a car is a lower risk, considering you’re not cooped up with a hundred other people, and standing around with hundreds more in the airport, rental car bus, or other places along the way.
Be sure to avoid touching things, or clean surfaces you have to touch. Wash your hands often. Keep yourself from touching your face, eyes and mouth.
And eat and drink away from people if you can.
Because you raise your risk every time you’re surrounded by people with no mask.
It’s best to stay with the people you came with. This is not a time for a giant family reunion. (That time will come soon enough, but it isn’t here yet.)
Look, it is possible to travel safely, if you take precautions and don’t let your guard down.
And a change of scenery might be just what you need to get out of a funk, or help you deal with what has been a year-plus of stress, anxiety and frustration.
Just be careful out there!