CDC Says Cars Are Better Than Mass Transit during COVID-19 Crisis

The health agency suggests employers offer incentives to get employees to drive alone to work, rather than use ride-sharing or public transportation.

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I don't think I have to say that the difficult situation we are in is because of Covid-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is offering updated advice for dealing with the pandemic, including new recommendations for people who work in offices. Some are simple, such as wearing face masks and implementing social distancing whenever possible.

Ok, let's get to the point. The CDC is recommending private cars over public transit during this time for office workers and really anyone who has to travel outside their house to go anywhere.

The CDC sees private cars as a good way to keep people socially distant from one another outside of office setting as well. In its section for restaurant and bar owners, it recommends asking customers to wait in their cars while waiting to pick up food and, if the establishment is accepting dine-in patrons, even while waiting to be seated

Some of the CDC's transportation suggestions should be easier to integrate into our new work lives. An example of this staggering work times. This could mean fewer people in the office at once and could also allow employees commute on public transportation during less busy times, minimizing potential contact. The CDC also recommends employees wash their hands as soon as possible after their commute into work.

I think I speak for everyone when I say that, "I hope that everyone is following the CDC's recommendations."

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