Individuals crowd the beach in Huntington Beach, Calif., over the long Labor Day weekend last year, months before COVID-19 vaccines were available. This year, the CDC is suggesting that individuals who are not completely vaccinated stay home.
Jae C. Hong/AP
Jae C. Hong/AP
If youre not immunized, you shouldnt take a trip over the long Labor Day weekend. If you are not completely immunized and choose to travel within the U.S. anyway, the CDC advises that you take the following safety measures: Get checked 1-3 days before travel Get tested 3-5 days after travel and self-quarantine for 7 days. Self-quarantine for 10 days if you dont get tested Self-monitor for signs Wear a mask and take other safety measures throughout travel
If youre not immunized, you shouldnt travel over the long Labor Day weekend. Thats the bottom line, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky. “First and primary, if you are unvaccinated, we would suggest not taking a trip,” Walensky stated at a White House COVID-19 briefing on Tuesday. Considering that the start of the pandemic, vacation weekends, when many Americans generally travel, have been an unique concern for health authorities since they increase the possibilities that the virus can spread out extensively and rapidly. In 2015, before vaccines were available to the public, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screened more than 3 million airline company travelers over the Labor Day vacation. However, despite the large availability of vaccines this year, the coronavirus delta version and a hesitation on the part of lots of Americans to get immunized has caused a major spike in hospitalizations and infections. Speaking at Tuesdays instruction, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients said that ahead of Labor Day weekend, “its vital that being immunized is part of their pre-holiday checklist.” If you are not totally immunized and choose to travel within the U.S. anyhow, the CDC recommends that you take the following safety measures: Get tested 1-3 days prior to travel Get evaluated 3-5 days after travel and self-quarantine for 7 days. If you dont get checked Self-monitor for signs Wear a mask and take other preventative measures throughout travel, self-quarantine for 10 days
” People who are totally immunized, and who are wearing masks, can travel,” Walensky stated. “Although, given where we are with disease transmission right now, we would state that individuals require to take these threats into their own consideration as they consider traveling.”
Individuals crowd the beach in Huntington Beach, Calif., over the long Labor Day weekend last year, months before COVID-19 vaccines were offered. This year, the CDC is suggesting that individuals who are not fully immunized stay at home.
Jae C. Hong/AP