COVID Summer Safety Tips
Planning a Last Labor Day Vacation in the Era of COVID-19?
What’s safe and what’s not? If your main goal is to protect yourself and others from getting sick, a staycation is your best bet. Travel does increase your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19 to others. But there are still ways to safely take advantage of summer! Here are some tips adapted from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website:
- Remember, wherever you go, follow the four Ws:
- Wear a mask
- Wash or sanitize your hands
- Watch your distance
- Wipe down surfaces
- Pack the essentials. Whether you’re going on a day trip or a week-long adventure, pack the following items:
- Hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
- Cleaning supplies to disinfect surfaces
- If you’re traveling, do your research on restrictions.
If you’re going outside of the tristate area, make sure you follow both state and local guidelines. Stay up-to-date by checking the state or local health department website for your destination.
- Remember, COVID-19 is still an ever-changing situation. Some states may change their requirements about sheltering in place for tourists coming in or leaving. You may be required to quarantine.
- Stay outside as much as possible.
Not only is the great outdoors good for your emotional and physical well-being – but staying outside is less risky as long as you still maintain your distance and avoid large crowds.
- Are pools safe during the pandemic? There is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, spas or water play areas. Proper operation and maintenance (including disinfection with chlorine and bromine) of these facilities should inactivate the virus in the water.
- Do your research about hotels. Ask the hotel about their prevention practices, including:
- Cleaning and sanitation of high-touch surfaces such as ATMs, tables, doorknobs and light switches
- Social distancing and mask requirements
- Hotel staff and workforce screening policies
At Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, we, too, have lived and worked through this unprecedented spring and summer. We realize the initial advantages of locking down with family have been unique and in many cases special. But none of us knows how long we will be going through social distancing. We are all anxious to get our lives back on track. We also want to be clear that our firm is by no means forecasting and/or fearmongering. However, based on the historical experience of other epidemics, there may be reason to be wary of profiteering by companies in the future. If you have a question about a personal injury case, please don’t hesitate to contact Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, at 877-526-3457 or jandils.com. You can also fill out this form and we will respond to you shortly. Accidents still happen. You still deserve the best representation possible.