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Staying safe while traveling this 4th of July weekend

Posted at 12:27 PM, Jul 02, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS — Although travel is down, many are expected to hit the road this weekend for the 4th of July.

If you're planning to travel this holiday weekend, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends you think ahead and plan for safety.

The CDC recommends that travelers check the COVID-19 numbers of your destination first to see if they are on the rise. It also recommends checking to see if the beach or other tourist attractions are closed.

If you plan to stay at hotels or AirBnB's, make sure you as about their cleaning process. Find out how often they are disinfecting and if additional precautions are being taken.

Bring a mask and cleaning supplies with you as well as hand sanitizer.

According to AAA, 97% of holiday travelers will be driving. So, when you step up to the pump you may want to use a plastic bag or gloves when grabbing the gas handle.