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Summer Travel Recommendations from the CDC Part 2

It is only fair that after such an unusual year spent cooped up in our homes that people will want to travel. Here are some additional recommendations from the CDC for taking your summer vacation.

Camping is also relatively safe, according to the CDC, as long as one is staying in a camper or tent only with members of their household and/or vaccinated people. They recommend trying to avoid shared toilet facilities if possible.

For food since they recommend staying in a cabin or vacation home, an RV or camping bringing your own food and cooking or getting take-out and/or delivery is the safest option. Going out to a restaurant, according to the CDC, is less safe but acceptable if the space is well ventilated, social distancing can be maintained and that the staff and other patrons are adhering to mask policies.

Long distance travel, travel by air, train or bus, traveling over seas are all considered far less safe by the CDC. Additionally, staying in hotels, motels or bed and breakfasts is considered less safe than the options listed above. Attending crowded events are visiting crowded attractions is not recommended.

The CDC suggest an RV as a possible all around good solution to travel and vacation this summer as long as the travel party in the RV is only from your household and/or vaccinated people.

Posted by Victor Crew on

Summer Travel Recommendations from the CDC

As the weather warms, school lets out and people are getting vaccinated, naturally they are going to want to travel for a vacation. The CDC has produced a set of guidelines to stay safe and healthy during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

The primary item they want to remind people of is that COVID-19 is transmitted through close contact between people. They recommend people continue wear a mask over their mouth and nose while in public. That they should avoid crowds and maintain physical distancing from anyone who is not in their travel party. Also, to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer (60% or higher alcohol content) often.

The CDC maintains that the safest kind of travel would be by passenger vehicle with only members of your household and/or other vaccinated people. They recommend minimizing stops for gas, food and rest and travelling only short distances.

For accommodations they say the safest option is single group vacation rental like a cabin where only family members and/or vaccinated persons would stay. Likewise, the home of family members or vaccinated persons is relatively safe.

RVs are another potential, safer option.

Posted by Jody Victor's Crew on

Four Prescriptions for Keeping Healthy on Vacation

For those of us unlucky enough to have experienced illness during a vacation, there is no doubt we would warn others about how being ill while on vacation and especially during travel is especially uncomfortable. Combine that with the unfamiliarity of a new place and you’ve got a recipe for stress and disaster.

Keeping in mind simple things like sticking to bottled water, avoiding over indulging in especially unusual foods, and washing your hands regularly can go a long way in avoiding illness on your next vacation.

Though each vacation is a celebration and an extra glass of wine may sound like a great idea at the time, the aftermath may leave one stuck in a hotel room or not enjoying their R&R to the fullest. If you have several adult beverages in an evening, have a glass of water before you go to bed.

Depending on your destination, checking out warnings about widespread illness or water conditions at the CDC’s website www.cdc.gov/travel and the Department of State’s website on Travel http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english.html might let you avoid unnecessary illness. For some destinations, immunizations may be required or at least a good idea.

Make sure you bring plenty of your prescription and over-the-counter medications. Familiar brands and dosages may not be available in some destinations and getting a prescription filled may not be possible or at the least a hassle.

Finally, sleep. Most of us want to make the most of our time off and see and do as much as possible. Over simple fatigue can make one surprisingly more susceptible to illness. Especially when dealing with jet lag, taking the time to get some proper rest during the first twenty-four hours of your vacation and through out your stay will help one stay healthy and feel mentally aware and emotionally fit to enjoy their vacation to the fullest.

Happy travels and stay healthy!
Jody Victor