Travel Has Increased in February Despite the Pandemic

City Wide Facility Solutions
Published on March 25, 2021

Know the Risks Before Traveling

With the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, more and more individuals have seen this as an indicator that there is now less risk of being exposed when traveling. However, there is still a risk of exposure through surface contact. According to the CDC, the SARS COV-2 pathogen (the pathogen that develops into COVID-19) can survive on various hard surfaces like metals, plastics, and fabrics if not thoroughly disinfected.

Train stations, bus stations, and airports have an abundance of high-touch surfaces that are made of these materials. With a higher amount of traffic going through these facilities, surface disinfection should still be a high priority – especially now, given the uptick in people traveling.

To learn more about the COVID-19 disinfecting solutions we manage, to ensure your facility can lower the risk of exposure to your occupants, click here.  

It is Recommended We Stagger Travel, and Only Do So When Necessary 

According to the CDC, it is recommended you do not travel recreationally at this time, and only travel when needed. However, it is likely many people will continue to travel recreationally despite this guidance. If you must travel, please follow the guidance set forth by the CDC, and do not travel if you have tested positive for COVID-19.

Watch this video where Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, the director of the GBAC, goes over some info the CDC has provided in regard to travel during COVID-19. He also provides useful tips on what to do when traveling after being tested or vaccinated.

What about Those Who Have Been Vaccinated?

It is recommended you wait at least two weeks after your second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or single dose of the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. After receiving all doses, it will take 14 days for the vaccine to mature in your system. Even after this waiting period, it is recommended you follow social distancing guidelines, wear a mask, wash your hands frequently, and avoid large crowds. Despite being vaccinated, you still run the chance of spreading the infection to those around you. You should still refrain from frequently touching your face.

What Can City Wide Facility Solutions Do To Help?

As a leader in the building maintenance industry, City Wide had decades of experience and hundreds of resources available to offer a level of protection and peace of mind to the clients and facilities we work with. From regular janitorial cleaning to high-touch disinfecting and electrostatic spraying, we can help keep employees, customers, and visitors safe as foot traffic begins to pick up with the growing popularity of the vaccine. Let us help you, too! Click here to learn more about the COVID-19 Disinfection Solutions City Wide Manages.