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Summer Plans? Think Safety First

​About 136 million people in the U.S. are now fully vaccinated, and the national percentage of COVID-19 tests that came back positive over the last week was less than 3%. The current COVID-19 positivity rate in Connecticut has dropped to 1% – the lowest it’s been since early October. This is all very good news.

And after a long year of avoiding out-of-state travel, I know that many of you are looking forward to packing up the car, boarding a train, or hopping on a plane this summer to vacation or catch up with friends and loved ones.

Before you do, please just remember that travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. Obviously, different modes of transportation, lodging, dining, and activities during travel carry different levels of risk. Maybe you or family members are still unvaccinated. Consider these and other risks when making plans. Don’t travel if you are sick, are considered infectious after testing positive for COVID-19, or should be quarantining after exposure to a person with COVID-19.

The CDC offers some helpful tips for understanding your risks during travel. You can read it here.