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Millions of Americans are flying during Spring Break, despite warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Last Friday (March 19) we saw a new high mark for air travel with more than 1.4 million people traveling through TSA checkpoints, while Saturday (March 20) marked 10 consecutive days of at least 1 million air travelers.

The CDC continues to recommend that people avoid air travel.  However, it’s a promising sign for airlines, which reported more than $32 billion in losses in 2020.

If  you must travel, the CDC suggests taking these steps to protect yourself and others:

  • Get fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
  • Ge tested 1-3 days before your trip.
  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when in public.
  • Avoid crowds and stay at least 6 feet from anyone who did not travel with you.
  • Get tested 3-5 days after your trip.
  • Follow all state and local recommendations.