Health Matters: Travel and COVID-19

It’s vacation season, but as you take to the roads, skies or tracks toward fun-filled destinations, don’t forget about COVID-19.

University Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Dr. Thomas Weida said it’s important that families consider the potential for getting COVID-19, especially if you’re in enclosed environments for long periods of time.

“If you’re outside in an open area environment you’re probably not going to need a mask on because there’s a lot of air and a lot of circulation so the virus is not real dense,” Weida said. “But if you’re in a crowded environment I would still recommend a mask, certaintly always recommend hand washing.”

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