CDC requests individuals ask the following important questions before heading out:
- Are you, someone in your household, or someone you will be visititng at an increased risk of getting COVID-19 from COVID-19?
- Are cases high or increasing in your community or your destination?
- Are hospitals in your community or your destination overwhelmed with COVID patients?
- Does your home or destination have requirements or restrictions for travelers?
- During the 14 days before traveling, have you or those you are visiting had close contact with people they don’t live with?
- Do your plans include traveling by bus, train, or air which might make staying 6 feet apart difficult?
- Are you traveling with people who don’t live with you?
The CDC states if anyone answers “yes” to the above questions, they should not travel and should consider making other plans like a virtual dinner or delaying the trip.
There is “no more important time than now for each and every American to redouble our efforts to watch our distance, wash our hands and, most importantly, wear a mask,” Walke said.