The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people stay home for the holidays. But commercial airlines are seeing a steep rise in flights.
The safest 2020 holiday season is one spent alone or with your household. But many people are preparing to risk traveling home.
If you are committed to traveling this winter, here are 5 steps you can take to mitigate risks.
Isolate yourself beforehand
The CDC recommends a 14-day quarantine before spending time with anyone outside your household.
You should also get a Covid-19 test on top of the quarantine to be sure you’re not an asymptomatic carrier.
If weather permits, keep it outside
You can also schedule a drive-by hang out in separate cars and wave while you eat.
The virus spreads best indoors in poorly ventilated spaces — which are most of our homes. So bundle up, open a couple windows, and keep a fan going throughout your meal.
Keep gatherings small
Health experts recommend small gatherings with a maximum of 2 households or 10 people. This allows any cases to be better contained and contact-traced.
Wear a mask as much as possible
If indoors, always wear masks when you’re not eating, and sit as far apart as possible when eating.
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