CDC Travel Guidance for Labor Day Planning

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Labor Day weekend is Sept. 3-6, 2021, and our community’s health and safety remain at the forefront. As people plan to celebrate the holiday weekend, which falls within the school year, please consider the following guidance to help our community stay healthy during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people delay travel until they are fully vaccinated and offers the following guidance when traveling with children who are not eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine at this time:

  • Wear a mask over the nose and mouth in public. Children between the ages of 2 and 12 should wear a mask in public spaces and around people they don’t live with.
  • Stay about two arm-lengths away from anyone who is not part of the same travel group.
  • Wash hands often or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Short road trips with members of the same household or fully vaccinated people are safer, with few stops along the way.
  • If flying cannot be avoided, it is advised to take flights with the fewest stops or layovers.
  • Consider bringing food and drink or using drive-thru, delivery and curbside pick-up options and wearing a mask when interacting with restaurant employees.
  • Camp with people who are fully vaccinated or from the same household only, and avoid sharing facilities with people in other households.

CDC guidance for domestic travel is provided in the chart below and can also be found on the CDC website.

CDC Information on international travel is provided in the chart below and can also be found on the CDC website.  

We urge all ACPS staff and families to take precautions when traveling so we can all stay healthy and safe during the current increase in COVID-19, largely driven by the highly contagious Delta variant.