You should not take a trip over the long Labor Day weekend if youre not vaccinated. 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 recommend not taking a trip,” Walensky stated at a White House COVID-19 instruction on Tuesday. Because the start of the pandemic, holiday weekends, when many Americans typically travel, have been an unique issue for health authorities because they increase the possibilities that the infection can spread commonly and quickly. In 2015, before vaccines were offered to the public, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screened more than 3 million airline guests over the Labor Day holiday. In spite of the large availability of vaccines this year, the coronavirus delta version and a hesitation on the part of many Americans to get vaccinated has actually triggered a significant spike in infections and hospitalizations. Speaking at Tuesdays briefing, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients stated that ahead of Labor Day weekend, “its critical that being immunized belongs to their pre-holiday list.” If you are not fully immunized and decide to take a trip within the U.S. anyhow, the CDC advises that you take the following safety measures: Get tested 1-3 days prior to travel Get tested 3-5 days after travel and self-quarantine for 7 days. Self-quarantine for 10 days if you dont get evaluated Self-monitor for symptoms Wear a mask and take other precautions throughout travel
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If youre not immunized, you should not travel over the long Labor Day weekend. If you are not totally immunized and choose to take a trip within the U.S. anyhow, the CDC advises that you take the following preventative measures: Get tested 1-3 days before travel Get evaluated 3-5 days after travel and self-quarantine for 7 days. Self-quarantine for 10 days if you do not get evaluated Self-monitor for signs Wear a mask and take other safety measures during travel
People crowd the beach in Huntington Beach, Calif., over the long Labor Day weekend in 2015, months prior to COVID-19 vaccines were readily available. This year, the CDC is recommending that individuals who are not totally immunized stay home.
Individuals crowd the beach in Huntington Beach, Calif., over the long Labor Day weekend in 2015, months before COVID-19 vaccines were available. This year, the CDC is advising that people who are not fully immunized stay home.
” People who are totally immunized, and who are using masks, can take a trip,” Walensky said. “Although, given where we are with illness transmission today, we would state that people need to take these threats into their own consideration as they think of taking a trip.”
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