Is COVID Affecting Your Holiday Travel Plans?

By bonneville on November 12, 2020
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People tend to travel out of town for the holiday season, but will that change this year? 

The CDC has seen a rise in COVID cases, causing many counties to roll back a tier. Recently, California has moved back into the purple tier, causing all indoor operations to seize at gyms, restaurants and bars, and places of worship. But how will this affect holiday travel?

Many Sacramento families head to Tahoe over the weekend because it’s such a short drive. However, new data suggests that the pandemic is affecting travel patterns. While the number of tourists in the area has decreased, the length of their stay has increased. This could be due to the fact that many people are working remotely.

In addition, Hawaii is also a fairly popular spot to travel to during the holiday season.

Hawaii is open, but you must test negative for COVID-19 upon traveling along with other safety precautions. If you test positive, you must quarantine for 14 days. There is also a strict mask mandate in place.

If you’re planning on traveling this holiday season, do your research on what is open and most importantly, wash your hands and wear a mask. 

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