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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Travel Considerations in the Time of Coronavirus

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Sometimes travel outside one’s community cannot be avoided. Whether the trip is for business, pleasure or necessity, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises the public the risks of being infected and transmitting COVID-19 increase during travel.

With the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the Texas Department of State Health and Human Services (DSHS) encourages everyone to heed the advice of the CDC’s and U.S. State Department’s travel notices, advisories and recommendations. For interstate travel within the U.S., be sure to check with your destination for any COVID-19 travel advisories and/or closures.

Tips on what to do when returning home from a trip.Questions to Consider

If you are thinking about traveling away from your community, ask:

Important Items to Pack

  • Bring enough medicine to last the entire trip, as well as a list of all medications and supplements you currently take.
  • Pack enough alcohol-based hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol) and keep it within reach.
  • Bring a cloth face covering, gloves and any other protective equipment you may need to wear in public places.

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