You should not travel 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 advise not taking a trip,” Walensky said at a White House COVID-19 rundown on Tuesday. Since the start of the pandemic, holiday weekends, when numerous Americans traditionally travel, have been a special issue for health authorities because they increase the opportunities that the virus can spread out extensively and rapidly. In 2015, prior to vaccines were offered to the general public, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screened more than 3 million airline company passengers over the Labor Day holiday. However, despite the large availability of vaccines this year, the coronavirus delta version and an unwillingness on the part of numerous Americans to get immunized has actually caused a significant spike in hospitalizations and infections. Speaking at Tuesdays rundown, 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 checklist.” If you are not fully vaccinated and decide to take a trip within the U.S. anyway, the CDC advises that you take the following safety measures: Get evaluated 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 checked Self-monitor for symptoms Wear a mask and take other safety measures throughout travel
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 advising that individuals who are not fully immunized stay at home.
” People who are totally immunized, and who are using masks, can take a trip,” Walensky stated. “Although, given where we are with disease transmission today, we would state that individuals require to take these dangers into their own consideration as they think about taking a trip.”
People crowd the beach in Huntington Beach, Calif., over the long Labor Day weekend last year, months before COVID-19 vaccines were readily available. This year, the CDC is suggesting that individuals who are not completely immunized stay home.
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If youre not immunized, you shouldnt travel over the long Labor Day weekend. If you are not fully vaccinated and choose to take a trip within the U.S. anyhow, the CDC suggests that you take the following safety measures: Get evaluated 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 do not get checked Self-monitor for symptoms Wear a mask and take other preventative measures during travel