Hospitality Health ER in Galveston is committed to the health and safety of our community members. According to the information and guidance from Texas Department of Health Services, the risk of transmission of COVID-19 in Texas remains low. But should you cancel Spring Break travel due to coronavirus? With spring break fast approaching, you’re probably wondering if you need to start changing your plans. Thankfully, many airlines are giving customers credits for canceling reservations. But to help you decide whether to stay local, here is the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding travel to countries with confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Should I Cancel Travel Because of Coronavirus?
The CDC has provided the following guidance to consider before traveling:
- Check the CDC’s Traveler’s Health Notices at wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel for the latest guidance and recommendations related to travel to specific countries.
- Information for travelers visiting countries where there are confirmed cases of COVID-19 can be found at on the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html.
Hospitality Health ER will continue to monitor updates from the public health authorities about this newly emerging virus.
How to Prevent Spreading Coronavirus
Based on the current information, basic health practices can protect against the spread of COVID-19:
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching one’s eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
With the assistance from our Galveston community, we can help ensure that everyone stays healthy and safe. And if you decide to stay local, there’s lots to do around Galveston Island to enjoy your Spring Break.
Having strange symptoms that you want checked out? HHER in Galveston is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at our Seawall Blvd. location.