Business Insider discusses the best way to road trip across America and stay safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. According to Travel Intelligence, 67% of travelers are likely to travel with their personal cars during the next six months — which is “more than double the percentage planning to travel by air during the same time period.”
So, that means a return to the all-American road trip. “Road trips are forms of travel and movement…” Stanford University American history professor Allyson Hobbs told PBS in 2017. “Travel is a social and cultural practice that Americans have used to construct ideas about themselves, their society, the past, and the future.”
But if you go, pack your own snacks and drinks so you reduce the need to go into rest stops and expose yourself to others. If you need to stop in at a rest stop or a gas station to use the bathroom, do your best not to touch anything. If there are others in close proximity, wear a mask. Wear gloves or even plastic sandwich bags over your hands as a barrier between your skin and other surfaces. When you’re done, wash your hands well or use hand sanitizer.
Now more than ever, it’s important to pack up your car with hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, sanitizing spray, face masks, gloves, and maybe even a thermometer. And keep practicing good and frequent hand-washing.