With spring break around the corner, it’s important to practice all COVID-19 protocols and safety practices before traveling. If you do travel, consider types of travel; airports, bus stations, train stations and rest stops are all places travelers can be potentially exposed to the virus via air and on surfaces, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). So here are a few guidelines set by the CDC that you should be following:
- When using bathrooms and rest stops, make sure to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after using the bathroom and after you have been in a public place.
- When getting gas, use disinfecting wipes on handles and buttons before you touch them.
- If you can, avoid using food stops by bringing your own food. Otherwise, use drive-through, delivery, take-out or curbside pick-up options.
- Always wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet apart from anyone who is not from your household, wash your hands and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.