As the coronavirus continues spreading throughout the world, many travelers may want to reconsider their spring break plans. Many college-aged people either begin or are already in their spring break, a time when many go on vacations. With so many new air travel restrictions, people have to decide whether to cancel their vacations or drive to their destination. The CDC is recommending people stay home and avoid crowded areas, especially places with 50 or more people. This post will discuss why it is important we stay home and keep our distance from each other during the pandemic.
Importance Of Social Distancing
If you have been paying attention to the news, then you have likely heard the words “social distancing.” For those who are unfamiliar with the term, social distancing refers to “deliberately increasing the physical space between people to avoid spreading illness.” Health officials want people to keep their distance from each other in order to stop the spread of the virus. Instead of heading into a crowded bar, restaurant or gym, health officials are recommending people try to stay at least 6-8ft from each other.
This means canceling your spring break trip might save your life or the life of someone vulnerable to the virus. Aside from canceling vacations, we should all be taking extra steps to sanitize common areas such as our homes, cars, and workplaces as well.
The world is in unfamiliar territory right now, but there is comfort in staying informed. Right now, the CDC website has good information regarding quarantining and staying safe. The best thing we can all do is follow guidance and instructions from authorities and keep our distance from each other. At the same time, if you are healthy and able, try to help those who are not. We can all get through this as long as we work together.