Covid-19 And Summer Vacations

Covid-19 And Summer Vacations

Coronavirus has hit the world hard, and vacations for many months were not recommended. Vacations & holidays can be an occasion to reconnect with family and friends, but at the same time, they could fuel the spread of the coronavirus. Therefore, it’s essential to consider how your vacation plans can be modified to counter the spread of this pandemic and keep you, your family, and friends safe and healthy.

The Organizers and participants of spring and summer events in Put-in-Bay, Ohio, considered the risks of contracting the disease from visiting travelers. They made the necessary adjustments in terms of the number of people they could accommodate and took precautions to lessen the likelihood of spreading the virus.

Safety tips for the Summer Vacation Season 

The operators Put-in-Bay Hotels & Resorts took several precautions to minimize the spread of coronavirus. Before the vacation season began, They encouraged guests to bring along supplies to enhance safety, such as hand sanitizers, face masks, and hand tissues. Local restaurants and bars placed seals on the floor about 2 meters apart to promote social distancing.

Many times, vacations involve people from several households. It’s helpful if travelers avoid coming in contact with people outside homes for 14 days before the vacation. The hotel should also keep all the guests and their contact information for possible future tracing should someone contract the coronavirus.

During the Vacation

During the vacation, the hotel guests and host employees must continue following the safety precautions to keep everyone safe and free from the COVID-19. Consider these tips in place at Put-in-Bay. At any public gathering area, there should be an effort to avoid contact with outsiders. Assure that you present enough table and sitting areas so people could be at least 6 feet apart. Instead of hugging, orally address each other or wave hands.

While you’re vacationing at Put-in-Bay, avoid public transportation such as the bus or taxis and instead, choose Put-in-Bay golf cart rentals as they are sanitized after each customer and you are assigned your own cart number.

Wear masks! Wearing a mask when around outsiders (except when eating) is a good way to keep the virus at bay. Don’t sing, shout, or chant loudly, especially when not wearing your masks.

Encourage hygiene: Ensure that your employees preparing foods sanitize their hands before and after preparing the food. For those hosting the event, they should ensure that there is plenty of water, soap, and paper towels in all bathrooms and kitchens and bathrooms.

Encourage safety around snacks and drinks: Your hotels should limit the number of individuals going in and out of the places where foods and beverages are prepared. They should consider only having one person serving all the food and sharable items. Those who are preparing food and drinks should wear masks. Disposable utensils, cups, and plates are suggested where possible. All the reusable items must be washed, disinfected, and sanitized by an approved method.

Guests and employees should limit contact with commonly touched surfaces: Make sure you disinfect and clean the commonly touched surfaces such as doorknobs, handrails, and all the shared items. If you are the host of the event, make sure you provide touchless trash cans if possible. Those who dispose of the trash should wear gloves and wash hands thoroughly after each handling of the container. 

After the Vacation

After the vacation be sure to:

  1. Pay careful attention to your body and how you feel.
  2. If you feel that you may have caught the virus, seek medical help and testing as soon as practical.
  3. Take extra precautions for at least two weeks.
  4. Remain at home is possible and avoid being around people.

If you develop the indications and symptoms of the virus, immediately contact your hotel and request they notify others. This will help prevent the spread of the disease by ensuring that other guests are tested or self-quarantined.

Covid 19 Vacations will involve extra planning. However, if you take the proper safety measures, you can have an enjoyable vacation and celebrate with your family and friends safely and reduce the chances of being infected or spreading the disease.

John Norwood
John Norwood is best known as a technology journalist, currently at Ziddu where he focuses on tech startups, companies, and products.