Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in April 2020 and has been updated in light of the second wave of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak situation.
Are you considering rescheduling travel that you put off because of the coronavirus (COVID-19)? Maybe you have work or family obligations that require you to travel. Jot down your airline/bus/train information and stay closely tuned to their updates through these channels:
Most viruses don’t spread easily on flights due to how air circulates and is filtered on airplanes. However, crowded flights make social distancing difficult. Plus air travel involves spending time in security lines and airport terminals, which can bring you in close contact with other people.
If you travel by train, be aware that sitting or standing within 6 feet (2 arms length) of others for a prolonged period can put you at higher risk of getting or spreading the coronavirus.
If you travel by bus, be aware that sitting or standing within 6 feet (2 arms length) of others for a prolonged period can put you at higher risk of getting or spreading the coronavirus.
And please remember, don’t travel if you are sick or if you have been around someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days. Don’t travel with someone who is sick.