The COVID-19 pandemic has kept us all in our homes for the last few months. But there are ways to get out of the house safely without putting yourself and others at risk of contracting the virus. Follow these tips for road trip safety.
Wear a mask
Wearing a mask is the best way to avoid passing on COVID-19 to others when you’re in public, and it helps you avoid contracting it yourself when the people around you are wearing masks.
Wear a cloth or surgical mask, not a bandana or stretch fabric tied around your face, as these have proven to be less effective. And always keep your mask pulled up over your nose and mouth. If you’re not covering your nose, you might as well not be wearing one.
Road trips mean stopping frequently at public locations for gas and bathroom breaks. When you get gas, wipe down the buttons and handle with alcohol wipes before touching anything. Always wash your hands thoroughly, but especially after using a public bathroom, and keep your mask on the entire time. Bring plenty of hand sanitizer and use it generously.
Avoid touching handles with your bare hands and use your sleeve to open doors. Order curbside pickup for food whenever you’re able to, or go through a drive-thru. Try not to go into confined spaces such as restaurants as much as possible, and eat in your car when you can. And always wear a mask when interacting with restaurant workers.
Even though there’s a pandemic on, you can still road trip safely. And if you need a car with top-notch safety features and family-friendly technologies, just visit the showroom at Greenbrier Chevrolet Buick!