In FocusAs COVID Restrictions Loosen, Safety Urged on Public Transportation

As COVID Restrictions Loosen, Safety Urged on Public Transportation

-

- Advertisment -sslate

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has determined that people two weeks out from receiving their last dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can interact with others without a mask on, and without social distancing. However, COVID-safe behavior will have to continue on public transit, even in states such as Florida that have ended mask mandates.

Gov. Ron Desantis lifted the statewide mask mandate on May 3, but the Transportation Security Administration still requires masks at airports and onboard airplanes.

Tampa International Airport communications manager Danny Valentine said the airport has workers who enforce the measure.

“If they see someone without a mask on or wearing it improperly,” he said, “they can either ask them to pull up their mask over their nose, or they can offer to give them a mask if they don’t have one.”

The CDC continues to advise that masks, when worn properly, are an effective way to prevent transmission of the virus, and that anyone older than 2 years of age should wear them in public settings.

sick child

Kids younger than 12 aren’t yet approved to get the vaccine. Dr. Amit Arwindekar, North American medical director for United Healthcare Global, said that age group doesn’t usually see serious COVID symptoms, but still can spread the virus to others.

“So, if you’re going to travel with children under the age of 12, we really encourage you to delay if you can,” he said. “If not, make sure they wear their mask, make sure that they’re washing their hands, and doing everything you can to keep them from getting sick, so that they don’t spread it to other people.”

According to the latest CDC data, nearly 37% of Florida’s population is fully vaccinated, and 5.3% of COVID tests were positive, a downward trend from the last few months.

While COVID rules have relaxed for some activities, Arwindekar said things haven’t returned to normal.

“If you’re taking public transit, if you’re getting health care, or if you’re in a tight space with other people – like sitting in an airplane, in a bus, in a car with people you don’t live with,” he said, “then it’s important to still maintain those public-safety measures: wearing your mask, washing your hands, distancing wherever possible.”

He also urged careful planning for international trips, since the U.S. State Department has placed “Do Not Travel” notices on 80% of countries.

Sunshine Slate
Sunshine Slatehttps://www.sunshineslate.com
Sunshine Slate is your news, entertainment, music fashion website. We provide you with the latest breaking news and videos straight from the United States of America.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

Interiors Expert shares top 5 Autumn TikTok Trends and How to get the look

Interior retailer, ScS, has analysed TikTok data to reveal the top five autumnal trends to add to your home in the coming months

Qualities of a Good Customer Service Agent

what qualities should you look for when searching for customer service? We’ve highlighted some qualities for you.

Florida Educators Decry Classroom ‘Politicization’ as Gov Relaxes Teaching Rules

As Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis defends and expands his call to have military veterans bypass the teacher certification process to become educators

What Advantages Do HydraFacials Offer?

It is not shocking that HydraFacials have become one of the most well-known face trends in the contemporary day.
- Advertisement -

Students Returning to Campus Urged to Check Mental-Health Resources

Mental-health experts are urging both students and parents to familiarize themselves with the school's on-site mental-health resources.

Back-to-School Checklist: Remember Health-Care Coverage

As a new school year kicks into gear, advocacy groups want to ensure Ohio kids have access to medical coverage to keep them healthy and ready to learn.
edealo.com
- Advertisement - Motel 6
transformerscon

Must read

Qualities of a Good Customer Service Agent

what qualities should you look for when searching for customer service? We’ve highlighted some qualities for you.

Best Apps for your New Mobile Phone

We can install any app from the google play store very quickly. Let’s take a look at some most amazing apps for android mobile phones.
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -sslate

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you