Health Matters

Travel & COVID-19

Guest: Dr. Winston Liaw


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It’s important to stay safe if you are traveling this summer. Dr. Winston Liaw, Chair of Health Systems and Population Health Sciences at the University of Houston College of Medicine has advice on ways to protect yourself.

“Traveling increases your risk for getting and spreading COVID-19, so follow these tips to stay safe.”

  • People sick with COVID-19, who have recently tested positive, or have been exposed to COVID-19 should stay home.
  • All travelers should wear masks covering their nose and mouth while indoors on public transportation.
  • The CDC recommends delaying travel until you are fully vaccinated.
  • If you are not vaccinated, get a viral test 1-3 days before your trip, another test 3-5 days after your trip, and self-quarantine for 7 days after you come home.

“Visit the Travel section of the CDC website and keep up with the State Department's travel recommendations. With your help, we can see our out-of-town friends and family and keep everyone safe. ”

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