Saturday, September 5, 2020

10 Travel Rules According to Fauci (for an A&O Roadtrip)


Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease and member of the White House's COVID-19 task force, is our North Star for minimizing the effects of Covid-19, so we turned to him for advice on travel to Florida for Labor Day. The following ten rules, "Fauci Rules," are gleaned from his news interviews during the pandemic and will guide our trip to Key West. 

  1. Prioritize concerns of the household member with the lowest risk tolerance. 
  2. Touchless is best, and always wash before and after touching.
  3. Mask-up even as we social distance six-feet apart
  4. Walk-away from groupings of 3 or more people. 
  5. Ask for a hotel room that's been empty for at least 3-days (72-hours). 
  6. Never change these rules without unanimous agreement (regardless of when we are alone or together). 
  7. Never eat or drink indoors. 
  8. Never eat or drink outdoors when others are within 15-feet. 
  9. Never shop indoors for more than 15-minutes. 
  10. Never drive with people living outside your household (and never fly).