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Carbon Health's doctor-approved checklists for when you are ready to get back out.

Best practices for camping during COVID-19

  • Be sure to pack hygiene supplies such as soap, hand sanitizer, wipes, and toilet paper.
  • Pay ahead of time for contactless payment.
  • Be self-sufficient:  Downloaded maps to your phone and be prepared to have a contactless trip.
  • Set up your campsite as far away as possible from other campsites.
  • If in a public area, wear a face mask and practice physical distancing.
  • Follow the park rules. Do not go on trails marked ‘closed’ because physical distancing is likely difficult.
  • If traveling to a campsite with communal amenities, check for enhanced cleaning protocols like regular bathroom checks.
  • Camp closer to home so you avoid multiple stops at heavily trafficked areas like rest stops.
  • Consider how your trip will impact the communities you’ll pass through.

Best practices for ridesharing during COVID-19

  • When possible, maintain 6 feet of distance from nearby passengers at transit stations, stops, and while riding the vehicle.
  • Consider traveling during less busy times so there will likely be fewer people.
  • Wear a mask or face cloth covering your nose and mouth at all times.
  • When possible increase ventilation by standing near an open window.
  • Take care not to touch your face.
  • Minimize contact with surfaces.
  • Keep talking to a minimum.
  • If wearing gloves, dispose of them after the ride and sanitize hands immediately.
  • After exiting the vehicle, use hand sanitizer with 60% alcohol solution and disinfect your cell phone.
  • Thoroughly wash hands with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds when you arrive at your destination.
  • Wash clothes when you get home.
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Best practices for eating out during COVID-19

  • When possible order takeout, delivery, or 
curbside pickup.
  • If eating outside, maintain 6 feet of distance from other diners.
  • Check to see if the restaurant staff is wearing masks that cover their nose and mouths.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands before you eat.
  • When not eating, wear a mask.
  • Don’t use self-serve beverages, utensils, or condiments.
  • If using a public restroom, thoroughly wash hands after opening and closing the stall. Use a paper towel to open and close the bathroom door to create a “touchless” bathroom experience.
  • Don’t congregate when waiting to be seated or while waiting for the restroom.
  • Choose contactless payment options when applicable.

Best practices for flying during COVID-19

  • If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, do not travel.
  • If you have been in contact with someone who has been experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, do not travel.
  • Wash hands regularly or use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol while at the airport and on the plane.
  • Wear a mask or face cloth that covers your nose and mouth at the airport and through the duration of your flight.
  • Check-in online and download a mobile boarding pass to avoid contact.
  • Use a carry-on suitcase if possible.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance while at the airport and when boarding the plane.
  • Do not congregate if waiting for the restroom while on the plane.
  • Use sanitizing wipes to wipe the armrests, tray table, and seats in your immediate area.
  • Bring an extra bag to store used wipes.
  • Pack your own snacks and a reusable water bottle. Fill up at contactless water filling stations at the airport before boarding.
  • Wash clothes when you get home.
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Best practices for protesting safely during COVID-19

  • Wear a mask or face cloth that covers your nose and mouth.
  • Use eye protection.
  • Keep 6 feet of distance when possible.
  • Use hand sanitizer with 60% alcohol solution and disinfect your phone after protest.
What to carry with you at a protest
  • Maalox
  • Bandanas/clean cloth rag
  • Eye protection
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Water & a high-protein snack
  • Your ID — keep on your body; not in a bag
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Best practices to follow after a possible COVID-19 exposure

  • Monitor for symptoms every day.
  • Self-quarantine for 14 days or until cleared by a clinician.
  • If symptomatic, get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible.
  • If asymptomatic, testing is most accurate on day 5 or later.
  • Leave the house only if absolutely necessary.
  • If living with others, follow the CDC’s guidelines for separating those who are sick.

Best practices when coming home during COVID

  • Take off shoes before entering the house.
  • Have designated footwear for the house.
  • Put clothes directly in the laundry bin.
  • Take care when removing your face mask. Avoid touching the outside surface of the mask.
  • Wash face masks or throw away disposable face masks after use.
  • Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds right when you get home.
  • Disinfect phone and phone case with 60% based alcohol solution.

How to social distance

  • Please maintain at least a 6-foot distance between yourself and others.
  • Please wear a mask at all times while on premise.
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes or mouth with your hands but if you do, please use hand sanitizer immediately afterward.
  • Please sanitize your hands upon entering.

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Ask yourself...

  • Are you experiencing a cough? Please return home.
  • Are you keeping 6 ft distance from your co-workers?
  • Are you wearing your mask appropriately
(covering nose and mouth)?
  • Did you touch your face, eyes, or mouth with your hands? If so, please use hand sanitizer immediately.
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Best practices for camping during COVID-19

  • Be sure to pack hygiene supplies such as soap, hand sanitizer, wipes, and toilet paper.
  • Pay ahead of time for contactless payment.
  • Be self-sufficient:  Downloaded maps to your phone and be prepared to have a contactless trip.
  • Set up your campsite as far away as possible from other campsites.
  • If in a public area, wear a face mask and practice physical distancing.
  • Follow the park rules. Do not go on trails marked ‘closed’ because physical distancing is likely difficult.
  • If traveling to a campsite with communal amenities, check for enhanced cleaning protocols like regular bathroom checks.
  • Camp closer to home so you avoid multiple stops at heavily trafficked areas like rest stops.
  • Consider how your trip will impact the communities you’ll pass through.

COVID-19 Safe Travel Planning Guide

Your travel plans, our clinical expertise.

Prepare for upcoming travel. Book testing at the right time and know all the precautions for safe travel planning. Recommendations currently only available for domestic travel in the U.S.

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