COVID-19 Updates

Q: What are the CDC’s recommendation for travel during COVID 19? Added 10/16/2020

A: The CDC updated travel information and addressed several modes of transportation including air travel, bus and train, car travel, and RV travel. Travel increases your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19. Your chances of getting COVID-19 while traveling also depend on whether you and those around you take steps to protect yourself and others, such as wearing masks and staying 6 feet away from people outside your household. Airports, bus stations, train stations, and rest stops are all places travelers can be exposed to the virus in the air and on surfaces. These are also places where it can be hard to social distance. In general, the longer you are around a person with COVID-19, the more likely you are to get infected.

Please see the following CDC website link for detailed information.

 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html

 

Q: Is it safe to travel internationally?

A: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is currently recommending that Americans avoid nonessential international travel. All international travelers should stay home for 14 days after returning from travel, monitor their health, and practice social distancing.

For more information: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/warning/coronavirus-global

 

Q: I have traveled domestically, am I required to self-quarantine?

Travel advisory effective July 29, 2020

Marylanders are strongly advised against traveling to other states with a positivity rate of 10% or higher. Any Marylander who travels to another state with a COVID 19 test positivity rate above 10% should get tested and self-quarantine at home until the test result is received.

Link to OUT OF STATE TRAVEL AND PUBLIC TRAVEL ADVISORY DATED July 29, 2020

https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/Documents/07.29.2020%20-%20MDH%20Notice%20-%20Out%20of%20State%20Travel%20Advisory.pdf