Labor Day is one of the most guilt-free holidays of the whole year, and it serves as our last real chance to get out and enjoy some of the nicer weather our nation has to offer.  vaccine Labor Day

Sure, there’s the long weekend of Memorial Day and the 4th of July, but each of those designated days come with their own sort of reflective, selfless bend.  With Labor Day, it’s all about celebrating the worker (us) by relaxing.

And, given that the dog days of summer are coming to an end as Labor Day arrives, there are a great many of us who are about to speed away to some sandy, sunny destination. But don’t leave so fast, because if you’re unvaccinated, however, the CDC says to stay home. 

CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky advised unvaccinated people against traveling over the upcoming Labor Day weekend as the U.S. battles back a surge in Covid-19 hospitalizations caused by the highly contagious delta variant.

“Given where we are with disease transmission right now, we would say that people need to take their own these risks into their own consideration as they think about traveling,” Walensky said during a White House Covid briefing Tuesday, noting that people who are fully vaccinated and wear masks can travel. “If you are unvaccinated, we would recommend not traveling.”

Dr. Walensky says that fully vaccinated can travel but be careful!! Of course, that’s what my mom of blessed memory used to say whenever I left the house, even if it was to go into my own backyard.

Walensky also recommended spending time outside with other vaccinated family members over the Labor Day weekend, and to mask up when indoors, especially when in public, to help prevent transmission.

“Throughout the pandemic, we have seen that the vast majority of transmission takes place among unvaccinated people in closed indoor settings,” Walensky said. “Masks are not forever, but they are for now.”

I do believe if someone looks like Nancy Pelosi, masks should be required forever–just the look of that woman gives me nightmares,  but whether someone wears one or not right now is up to their personal choice.

Much of this post was first seen at Flag and Cross.

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