If youre not immunized, you should not take a trip 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 recommend not traveling,” Walensky stated at a White House COVID-19 instruction on Tuesday. Since the start of the pandemic, holiday weekends, when lots of Americans typically travel, have been an unique concern for health authorities since they increase the chances that the virus can spread commonly and quickly. In 2015, prior to vaccines were available to the public, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) evaluated more than 3 million airline company travelers over the Labor Day vacation. However, in spite of the large schedule of vaccines this year, the coronavirus delta version and an unwillingness on the part of lots of Americans to get immunized has triggered a significant 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 important that being vaccinated is part of their pre-holiday checklist.” If you are not fully vaccinated and decide to take a trip within the U.S. anyway, the CDC suggests that you take the following precautions: Get evaluated 1-3 days prior to travel Get checked 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 safety measures throughout travel
People crowd the beach in Huntington Beach, Calif., over the long Labor Day weekend last year, months prior to COVID-19 vaccines were readily available. This year, the CDC is suggesting that people who are not totally vaccinated stay at home.
” People who are totally vaccinated, and who are using masks, can travel,” Walensky stated. “Although, provided where we are with illness transmission today, we would say that individuals require to take these risks into their own consideration as they think of traveling.”
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If youre not vaccinated, you shouldnt take a trip over the long Labor Day weekend. If you are not completely immunized and choose to take a trip within the U.S. anyway, the CDC suggests that you take the following precautions: Get evaluated 1-3 days prior to travel Get evaluated 3-5 days after travel and self-quarantine for 7 days. Self-quarantine for 10 days if you do not get tested Self-monitor for symptoms Wear a mask and take other preventative measures during travel
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Individuals crowd the beach in Huntington Beach, Calif., over the long Labor Day weekend in 2015, months prior to COVID-19 vaccines were available. This year, the CDC is suggesting that people who are not fully vaccinated stay at home.