People 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 totally vaccinated stay home.
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If youre not vaccinated, you should not travel over the long Labor Day weekend. If you are not totally immunized and choose to travel within the U.S. anyway, the CDC suggests that you take the following preventative measures: Get evaluated 1-3 days before travel Get checked 3-5 days after travel and self-quarantine for 7 days. Self-quarantine for 10 days if you dont get checked 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 traveling,” Walensky said at a White House COVID-19 instruction on Tuesday. Considering that the start of the pandemic, holiday weekends, when many Americans traditionally travel, have been an unique issue for health officials since they increase the chances that the infection can spread out commonly and quickly. In 2015, before vaccines were readily available to the public, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screened more than 3 million airline company guests over the Labor Day vacation. Regardless of the large accessibility of vaccines this year, the coronavirus delta version and an aversion on the part of numerous Americans to get vaccinated has caused a major spike in infections and hospitalizations. Speaking at Tuesdays instruction, 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 totally vaccinated and choose to travel within the U.S. anyhow, the CDC suggests that you take the following preventative measures: Get checked 1-3 days before travel Get tested 3-5 days after travel and self-quarantine for 7 days. If you do not get tested Self-monitor for signs Wear a mask and take other safety measures throughout travel, self-quarantine for 10 days
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” People who are fully immunized, and who are wearing masks, can travel,” Walensky said. “Although, offered where we are with illness transmission today, we would state that individuals need to take these threats into their own factor to consider as they consider taking a trip.”
People 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 advising that people who are not totally immunized stay home.