Traveling During the Pandemic


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Sophia McCoy

Covid-19 as we all know is known for a deadly disease around the world. But, is it really safe to travel during this time of year? The answer would be no, since you would be risking your life and others just for a vacation.

Although, people love to travel to many places such as the Bahamas, Hawaii etc. It could be safe at the same time, or beneficial. What this means is that if people would have to go on vacation for their work place then they would have to, because they would have no other choice but instead to be fired. Covid-19 has a history of background starting from 2019 to this year, as we see covid 19 dial down a little bit more it always seems to raise the covid cases back up. So, if you would want to travel to a ceratin place you would have to social distance on the flight.

According to society most people have stated that,“ You wouldn’t want to just go travel for fun to then get covid, this is why travelling should not be allowed.” statistics also show that 32% of people agree that traveling is safe during quarantine and 68% of the people do nnot think its safe at all. According to CDC the official Covid-19 site they state that,” COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are extremely high across the United States. Which also means that you and your travel companions (including children) may feel well and not have any symptoms, but you can still spread COVID-19 to family, friends, and community during and after travel.

 Delta airlines goes further on to state that they have blocked out the middle section of their aisles due to Covid-19.They further go on to state that, “Delta will remain committed to protecting the well-being of our customers and employees by requiring all customers and employees to wear a mask or face covering across all Delta touchpoints. Customers with underlying conditions that cannot wear a mask or cloth face covering will be required to complete a Clearance-To-Fly process which can take over one hour. Please arrive early to allow additional time.”

“Keeping household surfaces clean has a variety of benefits for your health, but preventing the spread of COVID-19 is actually done best by other methods, especially avoiding close contact with people from outside our own household (especially if they are symptomatic), covering our faces when in public, and giving others plenty of personal space, at least 6 feet. This is because we now understand that most COVID-19 is transmitted by respiratory droplets exhaled by one person and breathed in by another. Although those droplets can live for a short time on a surface making them a possible threat to someone who would touch them and then pick their nose, this turns out to be a relatively less important mode of transmission.”

— Paul Pottinger, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, University of Washington School of Medicine (Posted 3/1/2021)


*Please note if you leave the state, you must quarantine for 10 days before coming back to school.