Millions of Americans are flying during Spring Break, despite warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Last Friday (March 19) we saw a new high mark for air travel with more than 1.4 million people traveling through TSA checkpoints, while Saturday (March 20) marked 10 consecutive days of at least 1 million air travelers.
The CDC continues to recommend that people avoid air travel. However, it’s a promising sign for airlines, which reported more than $32 billion in losses in 2020.
If you must travel, the CDC suggests taking these steps to protect yourself and others:
- Get fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
- Ge tested 1-3 days before your trip.
- Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when in public.
- Avoid crowds and stay at least 6 feet from anyone who did not travel with you.
- Get tested 3-5 days after your trip.
- Follow all state and local recommendations.
CDC recommends you don’t #travel at this time. Instead, choose activities that lower your risk for getting and spreading #COVID19. For more information, visit https://t.co/JvQKyricFl pic.twitter.com/qVC10FQH9n— CDC Travel Health (@CDCtravel) March 16, 2021