Following guidance from the CDC, the Health Department encourages individuals to delay travel until you are fully vaccinated. If you are not fully vaccinated and must travel, take the following steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19:
General Guidance for all Travelers
- The CDC recommends those who are traveling domestically to get tested with a PCR test 1-3 days before travel. Those who are tested should keep a record of their test results in case they are asked for them. For a list of testing options in Greene County click here. You may coordinate COVID-19 testing with the Health Department by calling the 874-1211.
- Do NOT travel if you receive a positive result or if you are in quarantine due to an exposure to COVID-19.
- Do not travel while sick or travel with someone who is sick
- Individuals are encouraged to wait to travel until they are fully vaccinated. Wait two weeks after getting your lost dose to travel -- it makes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination
- Consider the incidence rates and/or increasing positive rates of COVID-19 at your destination. If the destination has high rates, reconsider or reschedule the travel. Proceed cautiously if destination has low or moderate rates.
- Review State and local orders for current restrictions.
While Traveling, Limit Social Interaction
- Wear a cloth face covering while in public.
- Encourage non-contact greetings, such as nodding, bowing or waving. Avoid shaking or holding hands, hugging, or kissing.
- Avoid contact with any person who has had COVID-19.
- Avoid large gatherings or areas where physical distancing is not possible.
- Avoid areas with widespread transmission of COVID-19.
Upon Return from Travel
- The CDC recommends getting tested with a PCR test three to five days after travel AND to stay home and self-quarantine for a full seven days after travel. For a list of testing options in Greene County click here. You may coordinate COVID-19 testing with the Health Department by calling the 874-1211.
- Refer to CDC for further travel guidance.
- Monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 before and during travel.
- Reschedule travel if symptoms arise before trip.
- Seek testing immediately if symptoms arise during trip.
- Clean hands often. If soap and water are not available, bring and use hand sanitizer that contains at least 70% alcohol.
- If you're not fully vaccinated, wear a mask and practice physical distancing of at least six feet when in public settings.
- Wash your hands: use soap and water or hand sanitizer often.
- Monitor yourself for symptoms.
- If you visited a high-risk destination or participated in a high-risk activity, you should also:
- Stay home as much as possible.
- Avoid interacting with people who are at higher-risk for severe symptoms from COVID-19.
- Have a plan in place for taking off from work or school, in case you are exposed to, or sick with, COVID-19.
Cleaning and Disinfecting Guidance
- When you get to your room or rental property, clean and disinfect all high-touch surfaces. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, remote controls, toilets, and sink faucets.
- Use a household disinfectant or other personal cleaning supplies, including cloths and disposable gloves.
- Wash any plates, cups, or silverware (other than pre-wrapped plastic) before using.
- Pack enough alcohol-based hand sanitizer and keep it in a place that is readily available.
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