Are You Planning On Taking a Trip This Fall or Winter?


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Photo: Getty

As we head into fall and Labor Day weekend being right around the corner I am sure that after a spring and summer of a majority of us staying put we're all anxious to do a little exploring. The question is, where can we head that will put you, your family, and your area at the least amount of risk?

There are still a lot of states and territories on the New York travel advisory list. If you go to one of them you're supposed to quarantine for 14 days once you return. The biggest thing to keep in mind with that is that your employer is not expected to pay you for those 14 days. It really depends on your company, so that is also something to keep in mind.

Yesterday Governor Cuomo said that outdoor fall activities like corn mazes and pumpkin patches were safer because they are low risk transmission activities. Outdoor adventures continue to be the best case scenarios for having some fun. So what about theme parks?

I've read quite a few articles about how safe things are at places like Disney World and Universal in Orlando, Florida. They've taken some serious precautions and all of us Disnerds know that following the rules is key. Fans of the Magic Kingdom seem to be having no trouble following those rules so they can enjoy time at the parks. I even know a few people who have been to the park that said they actually felt safer there than at home because of the precautions and rules laid out.

Concerns are starting to pop up over a resurgence in COVID-19. Some people fear that without a vaccine and some restrictions being more relaxed we could see a wave of the disease in the fall. Labor Day celebrations are also a concern right now.

If you are going to travel this fall just make sure you do a couple of things.

  • Look up local rules a restrictions for your destination
  • Make sure you make informed decisions based on science and medical advice

We've come a long way here in New York State. Let's hope it keeps getting better so that we can get back to normal sooner than later.

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