Air Traffic Surges For Spring Break Despite CDC Warnings
Millions of Americans are flying during Spring Break, despite warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Last Friday (March 19) we saw a new high mark for air travel with more than 1.4 million people traveling through TSA checkpoints, while Saturday (March 20) marked 10 consecutive days of at least 1 million air travelers.
The CDC continues to recommend that people avoid air travel. However, it’s a promising sign for airlines, which reported more than $32 billion in losses in 2020.
If you must travel, the CDC suggests taking these steps to protect yourself and others:
- Get fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
- Ge tested 1-3 days before your trip.
- Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when in public.
- Avoid crowds and stay at least 6 feet from anyone who did not travel with you.
- Get tested 3-5 days after your trip.
- Follow all state and local recommendations.
CDC recommends you don’t #travel at this time. Instead, choose activities that lower your risk for getting and spreading #COVID19. For more information, visit https://t.co/JvQKyricFl pic.twitter.com/qVC10FQH9n— CDC Travel Health (@CDCtravel) March 16, 2021