Thanksgiving travel in the middle of a global health crisis

Thanksgiving journey in the midst of a world well being disaster

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – Round this time final yr, ticketing counters on the Reno-Tahoe Worldwide Airport have been utterly packed. A day Thanksgiving it was trying like a ghost city. Because of high-risk ranges for COVID-19, vacation journey is trying utterly completely different.

Days resulting in thanksgiving are identified to be one of many busiest occasions for journey on the airport. Spokesperson Brian Kulpin mentioned final yr the airport had greater than 13,000 vacationers coming in and going out on Wednesday they’d practically half the quantity on account of this pandemic.

“We aren’t pressuring anybody to leap on a aircraft, but when it’s essential to journey and need to journey, we’ve got the cleanest and most secure airport we probably can,” mentioned Kulpin.

Kulpin mentioned because the pandemic began again in March they’ve drastically elevated their cleansing and implementing masks and social distancing. For vacationers like Stacey Ingrisano, she is taking a flight to see her mother who she hasn’t seen for practically 7 months.

“On one hand you’re apprehensive about being politically right, being protected and respectful to others who need to be protected, however, you’ll be able to’t assist your self,” mentioned Ingrisano.

Final yr, Kulpin mentioned the airport practically ran out of parking as a result of excessive quantity of vacationers, this yr they’ve loads of parking obtainable. Dean Howard visited Reno from San Diego, he mentioned the Greatest Little Metropolis just isn’t the one place the place airports are trying empty

“It was in San Diego, which is a reasonably busy airport, very gentle site visitors,” Howard mentioned.

When you do plan on touring throughout this vacation season, Kulpin is advising vacationers to carry hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes to have a bit of thoughts and assist stop the unfold of COVID-19.

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