Holiday Travel during a Pandemic
The current pandemic the world is facing has its fair share of hurdles, with travel being one of the many we have to overcome. One of the busiest travel periods is during the Holiday season, which is right around the corner. So how do we ensure that we can travel safely during these times?
1. Find a reputable company that has COVID-19 policies and guidelines available for your review.
2. Rent a private vehicle when possible. If you must take public transportation, or a group transportation service, be sure to distance yourself from other passengers, drivers, and staff members.
3. Always wear a mask when possible. If you need a sip of water, we understand! But when you can keep the mask over your mouth AND NOSE! please do so. Not only can it keep you safe, but it can help keep drivers safe, other passengers safe, and additional staff members safe.
4. Carry hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes with you. Some vehicles may have hand sanitizer available for you, but it is always best practice to carry your own in case the hand sanitizer has run out or is not available. Disinfectant wipes are great to have to wipe down any areas in your seating area that may be high contact points before taking your seat and as you get up to leave. Most drivers and companies have policies to constantly wipe these areas, but you can never be safe enough.
5. Limit your interactions with the driver, staff, and other passengers. It may seem rude or feel awkward to sit in silence, but we all understand that keeping interactions to a minimum is for everyone's benefit. Instead, bring some headphones or a book to keep yourself occupied.
6. Take the extra step to get yourself tested. Many sites have testing available to the public regardless of having symptoms, some of these sites are even free of charge. Take advantage of the available testing when possible and get tested prior to your travel.
7. Sit back and relax. Holidays can be stressful enough, so just relax knowing that you are taking the steps to be as safe as possible. We are all in this together and we hope to get you moving about again soon!