Get creative and make it a summer vacation to remember!

Summer vacation is upon us! We’ve spent months cooped up in our homes and now it’s time to enjoy our annual summer get-a-way, right? Maybe. Maybe not. There are some serious things to consider before you and your family hop in the car to whisk away to your favorite summer retreat.

Traveling during the pandemic can increase your chances of being exposed to COVID-19 or spreading the illness. If no one in your home is sick or has not been exposed to COVID-19 and you must travel, be aware of any state mandates or checkpoints at state borders. Keep in mind that things are changing everyday due to the pandemic and rules for your destination may differ from the time of planning to when you actually arrive.

Vacationing ideas to consider:
  • Seek out safe, open spaces with limited populations
  • Visit a state or national park
  • Take a road trip and enjoy sightseeing
  • Challenge yourself to hike a nature trail
  • Plan an intimate camping trip
  • Stay home and plan a special staycation 
COVID-19 vacation essentials:
  • Masks
  • Gloves
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Clorox wipes
  • Mini trash bags
  • Food and water
  • Prescribed medications
Keep in mind a staycation can save you money, time and stress. While it may be safer to stay at home, whatever you decide, go about it safely. In these challenging and ever-changing times, any break from work and from the mundane routine of quarantining is essential for your overall well-being.