Monday, March 09, 2020
COVID-19 Killed Kansas City Spring Break?!?
Expect a bevy of college youngsters moping around around travel is likely not an option amid pandemic fear.
Meanwhile, TKC is still depressed that we haven't seen that "Spring Breakers" sequel that was promised.
A local hot take:
Fox4: Spring Break plans may be altered by coronavirus
Dr. Norman sat down with FOX4 to answer what should cancel a Spring Break trip . . .
So is it worth it to travel?
"I would definitely say that it depends on what are the hot spots," said Dr. Norman on Sunday. "I would not go to Seattle right now, for example."
He continued, "I would not go to Northern Italy. I would probably not go to Germany, certainly not Iran or South Korea. Would I go to South Padre Island? Or Florida? I think it would probably be okay to travel there. I think a person should be cautious about going into large groups of people."
Best travel practices according to the good doc . . .
"Dr. Norman said driving would be less risky than air travel. He noted if you travel on an airplane with someone with COVID-19, you could be quarantined. That would mean an additional 14 days out of work and away from the public. While many workplaces are trying to be flexible with work-from-home options, many others are not. It could mean using up extra vacation days, or missing pay because you miss work."
So when should you panic? "A person should never panic," said Dr. Norman with a smile.
Developing . . .