However, I see on Facebook that people are traveling a lot in their state and throughout the United States. Some are even going to Europe.
Fifty-three percent of Americans plan to get out of town for Labor Day, with 37 percent of them traveling by car, according to a survey by WalletHub. Twelve percent will fly to their vacation spot.
The top destinations for travelers are Las Vegas, Denver, Chicago, New York, and Seattle.
Although the cost of fuel is about the same as it was just after the Fourth of July holiday weekend, predictions are that prices could increase because of Hurricane Ida.
Since covid-19 requirements are all over the place, be sure to have a mask and your vaccine card with you at all times.
A couple of certain requirements – the federal mask mandate for air travelers and mass transportation has been extended until Jan. 1.
Now, as I suspected all along was necessary, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends vaccinated travelers wear a mask indoors in public places. And many businesses, including bars, are requiring customers to wear masks.
So use caution, especially for older adults and kids who haven’t been vaccinated.
A big debate is occurring in Washington about the Washington State Fair in Puyallup. Cassie Sauer, president of the Washington State Hospital Association, said holding the fair was a bad idea. The fair is Sept. 3 to Sept. 26.
Hospitals in the state are crowded and patient numbers are at record highs. Elective surgeries are being postponed. At some hospitals, patients beds are being put in hallways.
Reports came out this week that the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden, Aug. 12 to 21, resulted in at least 108 covid-19 cases.
Puyallup fair organizers are now requiring masks to be worn both inside and outside at the fair.
Good luck with your holiday plans.