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Safe Holiday Travel Amid Pandemic

With a recent surge in cases across the country and here at home, many are encouraged to avoid any extra travel.

Posted: Dec 21, 2020 4:45 PM

With a recent surge in cases across the country and here at home, many are encouraged to avoid any extra travel.

Government and health officials are urging everyone not to travel as much this year as we've seen a surge in COVID-19 cases bringing more concern.

However, if you still plan on traveling, the CDC has some recommendations in place.

Among other guidances, it's encouraged to check local travel restrictions. getting the flu shot, getting tested before and after your trip, and wearing masks correctly.

AAA is predicting the number of people traveling nfor Christmas and New Year's will be down nearly 29% from last year.

Indiana State Police say the concern is also for road safety. Last December, the Hoosier state reported more than 400 alcohol-related crashes.

Police say they plan on patrolling as usual this holiday season.

"Really with COVID we have no idea what to expect, but we're always planning for the worst," says Sgt. Todd Ringle, Indiana State Police.

And although people are feeling more comfortable with the thought of traveling again, it's still crucial to stay vigilant.

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