Part 3: Roadtrips
December 17, 2020
For senior Emily O’Connor, she understands that traveling may be a necessity for some people and that some forms of travel are more acceptable than others, but, nevertheless, advises against it.
“I think road trips are good because there’s a lot less contact,” O’connor said. “Some people need to travel, which is fine, but during the high frequency times on all of the breaks and stuff, I wouldn’t travel.”
The CDC states that during car travel, getting gas, food, or stopping for bathroom breaks causes individuals to get into “close contact with others and frequently touched surfaces,” so they recommend the following tips to stay safe during road trips:
- Bring disinfecting wipes
- Bring hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content
- Wash hands for at least 20 seconds after using the restroom or touching shared surfaces