18 Feb Traveling During a Pandemic
The situation with coronavirus is changing, but one thing has been the same for over a year in most countries: you must wear a face mask, such as the DuraMask, in public places. That can be especially important when you’re traveling.
The best mask for your protection is an N95 that fits snugly and covers both your mouth and nose.
How to Stay Safe When Traveling
- Keep a distance of 6 feet between you and other people, if possible.
- Sanitize your hands after touching surfaces in common areas (handrails, elevator buttons, door handles, etc…)
- You will also want to wash or sanitize your hands after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after coughing or sneezing.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Don’t touch your eyes, nose and mouth. Wearing an N95 mask will help you to avoid that.
- Try not to eat or drink on public transportation. That way you can keep your mask on the whole time.
The CDC still recommends that we all stay home, unless travel is essential. (You may feel that meeting your friends at a ski resort is essential, but unfortunately, public health officials would not agree.)
As the new director of the CDC has repeatedly said, we are getting close to the end. We just need to be careful for a little while longer. We join with her and public health officials across the country, in urging you to continue to follow basic safety guidelines, whether you are at home or on the road:
- Wear a face mask, such as an N95 mask, in public.
- Maintain social distancing.
- Avoid large crowds.
- Avoid crowded indoor settings.
- Wash your hands frequently.