CDC announces new travel guidelines

Dr. Jen Ashton on what you need to know about traveling.
1:59 | 04/05/21

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and we're going to begin, of course, with the coronavirus crisis, the pandemic still going on out there, folks, case numbers from Johns Hopkins university, today more than 131.3 million cases confirmed worldwide, 555,000 American lives lost to this virus, CDC reporting more than 106.2 million Americans though have at least one dose of that vaccine. And that is certainly some good news. That's about 40% of adults in this country, and so with this new number and rising, and a lifting of restrictions by the CDC, what's the latest when it comes to travel? The important thing here, Amy is, when the vaccine started coming out, people said how is this going to change our life? Now, we're getting a glimmer of that. So take a look at the CDC new travel recommendations. If someone is fully vaccinated, quote, fully vaccinated, it is okay now to travel both domestically and abroad without quarantining, that refers to here in the United States. Other countries still have their rules. What does fully vaccinated mean? That means at least two weeks have elapsed after the second dose of the pfizer and modern vaccine, and at least two weeks after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson. They do underscore that masks should continue to be worn in public places, regardless of vaccination status, and if people are unvaccinated at this point, the CDC is urging against all nonessential travel. But traveling, a lot of people taking vacations, I get to where I'm going, get to a hotel, are there concerns in staying in hotels right now? It's a question we're getting a lot, T.J. And a lot of people are nervous to be in a row tell room. Remember that the cleaning procedures in hotels has always been pretty intense and more so now, and when you get in a hotel room, no need to wear a mask in there and if you want to wipe down all the hot spots feel free but generally an extremely low risk environment. So some good news there. All right, let's go. I'm in. Thank you, doc. We will see you plenty

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