COLORADO SPRINGS – Usually Thanksgiving is a time of celebration. But with the increase in COVID-19 cases in Colorado and across the country, the holidays have become a time of caution. Those at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs said nearly 200 students have decided to stay on campus for the Thanksgiving vacation. UCCS said it’s a higher number of students than they normally see. A first year student from Buena Vista said she would drive home to see her family, since she could drive there. “I have certainly talked to my family a lot and asked them what their opinion was … I know I won’t see my grandma, but I just want us to be mostly safe,” Shea Moss said. . AAA Colorado expects this to be the lowest Thanksgiving travel volume in four years and the largest annual decline since the Great Recession. They predict 897,000 travelers this year to Colorado, but also believe that number will decline even more. Overall, travel to Colorado is currently down about 10%. “Overall Americans are getting the message that this is not a safe time to have big plans. And they’re staying home. So we’re seeing our numbers go down, and we think hopefully, frankly, they go down a bit more, because that means people are doing the right thing … It’s historic for us to sit down and look at the data and say now is not the time to travel ”, Skyler McKinley, spokesperson for AAA Colorado said. Car travel is the only mode of transportation to see an increase this year, but only 1.7% from last year. McKinley also said that 70% of Coloradans have had to postpone or cancel their travel plans in 2020. McKinley said AAA Colorado has always been committed to ensuring the safety and security of its members. “This year, that means telling everyone who will listen – don’t travel, stay close to home. If you are getting together, make sure it is in small groups. Make sure you take the right precautions. And if you are traveling, and you still have the right to travel, follow these precautions, including wearing a mask, staying away from others, washing your hands and, increasingly, getting tested before you go. McKinley said. AAA Colorado estimates that the number of air travel is down about 75% from 2019. Colorado Springs Airport is forecasting an increase of about 10-15% in their number during Thanksgiving week. “While we continue to post an increase in air service, we expect a 35-45% drop from our normal level for the holiday season,” said Dana Schield, public communications specialist for the airport. Colorado Springs. With transmission of the disease reaching unprecedented levels across the county, state and nation, it will be important to explore other ways to celebrate. People are encouraged to celebrate only with members of their immediate household this year. We know Thanksgiving is normally a time when we get together with friends and families, but this year we are encouraging creative and safe ways, like video chatting or Zoom dinner with loved ones, or watching a movie together on Zoom. . You can also prepare food for an at-risk neighbor or friend and deliver it in a way that doesn’t involve in-person contact. Michelle Hewitt, El Paso County Public Health CLICK HERE for helpful advice from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment regarding Thanksgiving this year. .
Strict lockdown measures can do wonders in stemming a pandemic. This is the lesson to be learned from China, which saw a surge in travel during the all-important Golden Week, which celebrates the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. The holidays have given a big boost to the trade of detail of the trip to China. It is estimated that nearly 640 million people traveled during the holiday week, which lasted a day longer than normal because Golden Week came right after the Mid-Autumn Festival. revelers spent $ 68.6 billion (466 billion renminbi) during the period, according to the China Tourism Research Institute. The total represents an increase of 79% and 69.9%, respectively, year over year at the two festivals. Meanwhile, several European countries face another round of lockdowns as the coronavirus returns to the continent. .
LaPorte Mayor Tom Dermody, a Republican, also rejected the idea that his city is not doing all it can to fight the coronavirus. “We take this pandemic very seriously and are sparing no effort to help protect the health and safety of our residents,” Dermody said. “Fighting COVID-19 is our # 1 priority, and we will do what we can to keep residents healthy while keeping the economy running.” In fact, according to the Chicago Travel Quarantine List, the COVID-19 infection rate for Illinois ranks higher than Indiana, which means travel from the rest of Illinois to Chicago, and from Chicago to Illinois, should also be subject to quarantine. Kristina Box, Indiana state health commissioner appointed by Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb, said even under the best of circumstances, cases of COVID-19 would intermittently increase and decrease. “We have times when we have more hot spots and other states, like Illinois, have times when they have more hot spots,” Box said. “What we continue to focus on here. as the state of Indiana, that’s what we know that works. ”Box said this includes the governor’s directive to wear masks in public places; follow social distancing guidelines, even in reopened restaurants and bars; asking people to stay home when they are sick; making COVID-19 testing widely available; and people who look for contacts who have been exposed to someone who tests positive for coronavirus.
Springfield, mA (WGGB/WSHM) — the heat and humidity will continue today with another Scorcher expected! This is the warmest morning of the summer so far with temperatures ranging from 70-ies, and we will be back in the ‘ 90s times in the day with heat indices between 97-103 degrees.
Warm Tips remain in effect for the Central and Eastern parts of Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin County until 8 PM. In addition to the Air Quality to unhealthy levels of ground-level ozone remain in force for all in the County of Hampden and Central and East Hampshire County until 11 PM tonight.
We may see a few showers this morning, then a weak front will bring in this day an isolated shower or thunderstorm, but most will stay dry during the day. Best chance to see the storm will be Springfield and points East as the front will be a bit more active in Eastern Massachusetts that day.
The front will bring a little relief tomorrow. It will be a little less humid, but still warm tomorrow with highs in the upper 80’s to nearly 90. There is a chance for showers and thunderstorms Wednesday and Thursday with highs in the mid to upper 80’s. Drier air should move in the end of the week to go to next weekend.
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The COVID-19 outbreak in the United States is a rapidly developing situation. Outbreak status varies by location and state and local governments frequently update their guidelines. The plan for the iconic Opening Up America Again External House means that some parts of the country may have different guidelines than other regions. Ask the state or local authorities where you are, along your route, and at the destination you plan to learn about local conditions and any limitations that may exist. About This Travel Recommendation
Essential Travel Considerations if You Have to Travel Travel Types of Local Travel and Restrictions or Orders Locating Trip Load FAQs Travel Recommendations Coronavirus disease cases (COVID-19) have been reported in all states, and some areas have experienced a spread of the disease by the community. Traveling increases your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19.CDC recommends that you stay at home as much as possible, especially if your trip is not important, and practice keeping a social distance especially if you are at higher risk of developing a serious illness. Don’t travel if you are sick or traveling with someone who is sick. Important Tasks (in your local area) Because communities throughout the United States are taking steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting close contact, people face new challenges and questions about how to carry out important tasks safely to meet basic needs household, such as: Shopping for groceriesDelivery or taking foodBankingGet gasoline Go to the doctor or get medicine CDC provides advice on how to meet these important household needs in a safe and healthy way. Important Tasks (in your local area) As communities throughout the United States take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting close contact, people face new challenges and questions about how to carry out important tasks safely to meet basic household needs , such as: Shopping for food delivery or food collectionBankingGet gasoline Go to the doctor or get CDC medicine to give advice on how to meet this important household needs in a safe and healthy way. Important Travel (outside your local area) Some trips may also be important, such as: Travel to provide medical or home care to othersTravel needed for work that is considered an important service. The following travel recommendations provide advice on how to prevent obtaining and spreading COVID-19 if you have to travel. Don’t travel if you are sick or planning to travel with someone who is sick. Considerations if You Have to Travel The CDC recommends that you stay at home as much as possible and avoid close contact, especially if you are at higher risk of developing a serious illness. If you have to travel, there are a number of things that you should consider before you leave. Protect yourself and others during your trip: Wash your hands frequently. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you are in a public place. place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub your hands together until they feel dry. Don’t touch your eyes, nose and mouth. Avoid close contact with other people.
Keep a 6 foot physical distance from others. Avoiding close contact is very important if you are at higher risk of becoming seriously ill due to COVID-19. Wear a cloth face covering in public. Cover coughing and sneezing. Grab food during drive-throughs, roadside restaurant services, or shops. Do not eat in a restaurant if prohibited by state or local guidelines. Top of PageTypes of Travels Some types of trips (buses, planes, trains) may require sitting next to someone else for a certain period of time. Travel can also expose you to new parts of the country with different levels of community transmission. And, if you are infected, your journey can endanger others – along the way, at your destination, and when you return home. If you have to travel, consider the following risks you might face, depending on the type of trip you are on. Planning: Air travel: Because of the way air is circulated and filtered on planes, most viruses and other germs do not spread easily on flights. However, there may be a risk of COVID-19 on a crowded flight if there are other travelers using COVID-19. Travel by train: Sitting or standing within 6 feet of another person for a long period of time can put you at risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. Car journey: A stop that you have to do along the way can put you and others in the car with you in close contact with others who can be infected. Traveling by RV: Traveling by RV means you can have to stop more often for food or bathrooms, but RV travelers usually have to stop at RV parks overnight and other public places to get gas and supplies. This stop can put you and the people in your RV in close contact with other people who can be infected. Top PageState and Local Travel Limits or Orders CDC recommends that you stay at home as much as possible and avoid close contact, especially if you are in a higher place. risk of severe disease. If you must travel, obey the current state and local restrictions. It is possible that some state and local governments may impose travel restrictions, stay at home or reserve a place on the premises, quarantine that is mandated on arrival, or even close state borders when you travel. For more information and travel guides, ask the state or local health department where you are, along your route, and at the destination you are planning. Just because there are no restrictions when you plan to leave, it doesn’t mean there won’t be any restrictions when you arrive. Top PageLodgingCDC recommends that you stay at home as much as possible and avoid close contact, especially if you are in a higher place. risk of severe disease. Staying in temporary accommodation (hotels, motels and rental properties) can expose you to viruses through person-to-person contact and possibly through contact with contaminated surfaces and objects. If you must stay in a hotel, motel, or rental property: Take the same steps as you do in other public places – for example, avoid close contact with others, wash your hands frequently, and wear a face covering cloth. When you get to your room or rental property, clean and disinfect any high-touch surfaces. This includes tables, door handles, light switches, countertops, handles, tables, telephones, remote controls, toilets, and sink faucets. Bring EPA-registered disinfectants and other personal hygiene supplies, including disposable fabrics and gloves. Wash dishes, cups, or silver (other than previously wrapped plastic) before use. Top PageRoad TripsCDC recommends that you stay at home as much as possible and practice social distance, especially if you are at a higher risk of getting serious illness. However, if you have to travel, be aware that many businesses (such as restaurants and hotels) may be closed. Follow your needs before you leave: Prepare food and water for the road. Box that is not easily damaged if restaurants and shops are closed. Bring medicines that you might need during your trip. Pack an adequate amount of alcohol-based hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol) and store it in an already available place. book accommodations in advance if you have to stay somewhere overnight. Plan to make as few stops as possible, but make sure you rest when you feel sleepy or sleepy. Bring EPA-registered disinfectants and other personal hygiene supplies. Don’t travel if you are sick or planning to travel with someone who is sick. Top of Page Frequently Asked Questions Is it safe to travel to visit family or friends? CDC recommends that you stay at home as much as possible and practice keeping a social distance. Traveling to visit friends and family increases your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19. It is possible for someone to have COVID-19 and pass it on to others, even if they have no symptoms. Being infected may be very dangerous if you or your loved ones are at higher risk for severe complications from COVID-19. People who are at higher risk for complications need to take extra precautions. Even though it may be difficult to stay apart from loved ones during challenging or stressful times, try to connect with them in other ways, using video chat or phone calls. Is it safe to travel to camp / go camping? The CDC recommends that you stay at home as much as possible and avoid close contact, especially if you are at a higher risk of developing severe illness. Going to camping when most of the United States is experiencing the spread of the COVID-19 community can pose a risk to you if you make close contact with others or share public facilities at campsites or along footpaths. This is because someone might have COVID-19 and pass it on to others, even though they have no symptoms. Exposure may be very unsafe if you are at higher risk for severe complications from COVID-19 and plan to be in a remote area, away from medical care. Also, be aware that many local, state, and national public parks have been temporarily closed due to COVID-19.