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Protect Yourself When Using Transportation

As schools, businesses, and community organizations continue to provide essential services during the pandemic, follow these guidelines to protect yourself and slow the spread of COVID-19 when using transportation. See CDC’s tips for how to stay safe while running errands.

Everyone, especially those at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19, and people who live with them, should avoid non-essential travel. Travel increases your chance of spreading and getting COVID-19. CDC recommends that you do not travel at this time. Postpone travel and stay home to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Some people should not travel. People who are sick, have recently tested positive for COVID-19, or have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 pose a very high risk to others during travel.

People can take steps to prevent getting and spreading COVID-19 to protect themselves, their communities, and people who are at increased risk of severe illness. Wear a mask. Stay 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others. Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated places. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

This guidance provides information on using transportation within your local community to accomplish everyday activities. Find information about traveling outside of your local community (air travel, RV travel, etc.) here.

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