The holiday season is upon us, and many of us are eager to visit family and friends. As you prepare for your visits and gatherings, especially during this time when health concerns are commonly high, it’s important to know essential safety and health tips to ensure your well-being while on the go.
Stay updated on COVID-19 guidelines and case counts in the area. The CDC recommends checking travel advisories and local health department websites for the latest information. Ensure you and your loved ones are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and the Flu as it can significantly reduce the risk of severe illness and transmission.
Don’t forget to pack essential items like face masks, hand sanitizers (with at least 60% alcohol), disinfectant wipes, and tissues. These items can help you maintain good hygiene practices and protect against the spread of viruses. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before eating or touching your face. If soap and water are unavailable, use hand sanitizer as a convenient alternative.
In crowded or enclosed settings, wearing masks adds an extra layer of protection. Ensure your mask covers your nose and mouth securely. Avoid close contact with people who appear sick or show symptoms. Whether you’re traveling by car, train, bus, or plane, follow the safety guidelines provided by transportation authorities. Consider minimizing stops and choosing less crowded travel times if possible.
Remember, the holidays are a time for joy and togetherness, but ensuring your health and safety is a priority. If you need to schedule a COVID-19 booster or Flu shot before traveling, visit henryjaustin.org/services or call 609-278–5900 to schedule an appointment today.
Wishing you a healthy holiday season!