Road Travel Toolkit for Transportation Partners

Road Travel Toolkit for Transportation Partners

CDC created this road travel toolkit for transportation departments and other partners to help reach domestic travelers with COVID-19 prevention messaging during road travel.

 This toolkit provides messages, graphics and products to:

  • Support timely messaging to those traveling by road in the United States.
  • Share CDC resources and content with transportation partners.
  • Help transportation partners develop further COVID-19 materials.

COVID-19 Travel Planner

Travel Planner Logo

The COVID-19 Travel Planner is a centralized communication platform that travelers can search to find COVID-19 information for the state, local, territorial, and tribal communities they’re passing through and for their destinations. This information will help travelers make informed decisions, protect themselves, and reduce transmission before, during and after they travel. Learn how you can promote Travel Planner on your social media platforms and website.

Messages For Electronic Highway Signs

The following messages for electronic highway signs are developed to support COVID-19 recommendations. The messages can be adapted to fit your state or local needs.

MESSAGES FOR ELECTRONIC HIGHWAY SIGNS
Message Type Sample Messages
Travel (Phase 1) Avoid travel Keep distance Must travel? Avoid contact w/others at stops Avoid groups of more than 10 people Stay safe, [State] Stay home Must travel? Social distance Wear a mask Avoid Travel Stay Home
Stop COVID-19
Travel (Phase 2) Stay home if you can Social distance At-risk populations: Avoid travel Keep distance Avoid groups of more than 50 people Limit travel [State] Slow the spread of COVID-19 Stay safe Social distance Wash hands Stay home if you can
Stop COVID-19
Travel (Phase 3) Stay safe Wash hands At-risk populations: Social distance Minimize time in crowds Social distance Stay safe Keep distance
Wash hands
Stay safe Social distance Wash hands Stop COVID-19 Social distance
Stay Safe During Travel Social distance Wear a mask Wash hands Wear a mask Stay safe Wash hands Wear a mask Stay safe Keep distance Wash hands Stay safe Keep distance Wear a mask Hands clean 2 Stop COVID-19 Keep [State] Safe
For Truck Drivers [State] salutes truck drivers Stay safe Social distance Thank you, Truckers! Stay safe Wash hands Let’s protect each other Social distance Protect each other at Hwy stops, Wear a mask Protect others at Hwy stops Wear a mask

* Tagline/hashtag could be added to 1st or last line of each message: Stop COVID-19, #COVID19, Stop Coronavirus, or #SlowTheSpread.

SMS Messages For State Traffic & Public Alert Warning Systems

The following text message examples for state traffic and public alert warning systems are developed to support COVID-19 recommendations. The SMS messages can be adapted to fit your state or local needs.

SMS MESSAGES FOR STATE TRAFFIC & PUBLIC ALERT WARNING SYSTEMS
Message Type Sample Messages
Travel (Phase 1) Avoid travel except for essential work & needs. Travel only for essential work & needs (groceries, meds). Travel can put you & others at risk for COVID-19. Stay home.
Travel (Phase 2) Limit travel. Avoid gatherings of more than 50 people. At-risk populations: Avoid travel except for essential work & needs. Travel can put you & others at risk for COVID-19. Stay home if you can.
Travel (Phase 3) Stay safe. Social distance. Wash hands. Minimize time in crowds. Social distance. At-risk populations: Social distance. Wash hands.
Stay Safe During Travel If U travel, stay 6 ft from others, wear a mask, wash hands or use sanitizer. Stay safe, limit travel. Keep 6 ft from others & wear a mask in public.

*Hashtags or taglines: Stop COVID-19, #COVID19, Stop Coronavirus, SlowTheSpread

Social Media Messages

All social media content ready for dissemination.

Please remember to use #COVID19 when tweeting out any Coronavirus Disease 2019 related content.

Travel
Facebook Sample Message

If you travel during the COVID-19 pandemic: Find out if there are restrictions on movement, such as stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders, mandated self-quarantines upon arrival, or border closures in place along your route & at your destination.
https://bit.ly/CDCtravelplanner

Twitter Sample Message

If you travel during #COVID19 pandemic: Find out if there are restrictions on movement, such as stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders, mandated self-quarantines upon arrival, or border closures in place along your route & at your destination.
https://bit.ly/CDCtravelplanner

Facebook Sample Message

If you travel, take these steps to protect yourself & others from COVID-19 during your trip:

  • Wash your hands often
  • Avoid close contact with others
  • Wear a mask in public
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Pick up food at drive-throughs, curbside restaurant service, or stores

https://bit.ly/2IZicXj

Twitter Sample Message

If you travel, take these steps to protect yourself & others from #COVID19 during your trip. https://bit.ly/2IZicXj

Facebook Sample Message

Visits to friends & family during the COVID-19 pandemic can pose a risk to you & your loved ones. Try to connect with them in other ways by using video chats or phone calls. If you travel, follow the guidance of state & local officials. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2IZicXj.

Facebook Sample Message

Although it can be difficult to be separated, visits to friends & family during the COVID-19 pandemic can pose a risk to you & your loved ones. Try to connect with them in other ways, using video chats or phone calls. If you travel, follow the guidance of state & local officials. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2IZicXj.

Twitter Sample Message

Visits to friends & family during the #COVID19 pandemic can pose a risk to you & your loved ones. Try to connect with them in other ways by using video chats or phone calls. If you must travel, follow the guidance of state & local officials. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2IZicXj.

Facebook Sample Message

Traveling on public transportation (such as airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares) can make getting and spreading COVID-19 more likely. CDC now requires everyone to wear a mask while using public transportation into, within, or out of the United States and in US transportation hubs (airports; seaports; train, subway, and bus stations, and other terminals). When using public transport, wear a mask, stay 6 feet from others as much as possible and avoid crowds, and wash your hands frequently. Learn more about reducing your risk while traveling: https://bit.ly/3m68x2Rexternal icon

Instagram Sample Message

CDC has issued an order that requires everyone to wear a mask while traveling into, within, or out of the United States to reduce the spread of #COVID19. When you are using public transportation (including airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, ride-shares) or transiting through US transportation hubs (airports, bus and train stations, etc.), you must wear a mask. Also stay 6 feet from others as much as possible and avoid crowds, and wash your hands frequently. Learn more about reducing your risk: https://bit.ly/3m68x2Rexternal icon

#travel #coronavirus

Twitter Sample Message

CDC has issued an order requiring everyone to wear a mask while traveling on public transportation into, within, or out of the US (including airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, ride-shares). Wearing a mask reduces the spread of #COVID19. More: https://bit.ly/3m68x2Rexternal icon

Additional Social Media Toolkits

  • Stop the Spread: Find social media messages, with graphics, on social distancing, masks, handwashing, and what to do if you’re sick.
  • Daily Life & Going Out: Find social media messages, with graphics, on everyday carry, considerations for going out, commuting and travel, and takeout food.

Print Resources

These posters are available to download and use at rest stops, restrooms, and other service centers.

Stop the Spread of Germs

This prevention poster reminds travelers and others to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by staying at least 6 feet from other people; covering your cough or sneeze; wearing a mask in public; not touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; and washing your hands with soap and water.

Alternative Languages: Amharicpdf icon | Arabicpdf icon | Burmesepdf icon | Chuukesepdf icon | Daripdf icon | Farsipdf icon | Frenchpdf icon | Haitian Creolepdf icon | Hebrewpdf icon | Hmongpdf icon| Karenpdf icon | Khmerpdf icon | Kinyarwandapdf icon | Koreanpdf icon | Kunamapdf icon | Laopdf icon | Marshallesepdf icon | Nepalipdf icon | Oromopdf icon | Pashtopdf icon | Portuguesepdf icon | Russianpdf icon | Simplified Chinesepdf icon | Somalipdf icon | Spanishpdf icon | Swahilipdf icon | Tagalogpdf icon | Thaipdf icon | Tigrinyapdf icon | Tonganpdf icon | Ukrainianpdf icon | Vietnamesepdf icon | Yiddishpdf icon

Wash your hands!

This prevention posters shows travelers steps they can take for proper handwashing to prevent the spread of germs. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Size: 8.5”W x 11”H

Alternative Languages:

Date: 1/31/20

How to Protect Yourself and Others

Protect yourself and others from COVID-19 by learning how it spreads and taking everyday preventive actions.

Alternative Languages: Chuukesepdf icon | Marshallesepdf icon | Spanishpdf icon | Tonganpdf icon

Radio Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

CDC COVID-19 PSA Mask Mandate
CDC COVID-19 PSA Travelers Returning Home
CDC COVID-19 PSA Travelers Returning Home (Long)
Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic (Long)
Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic (Short)
Follow State and Local Guidance

Videos

Screen Capture - Stop the Spread of Germs Video

Stop the spread of germs (30 seconds)

Download the video media icon[MP4 – 15.6MB]

Web Content

CDC COVID-19 Buttons

CDC has provided graphics and buttons for public use. The graphic can be placed in any way that works best for your site. We are hoping to see this graphic on as many sites as possible to spread the word about how to find to up-to- date information on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 300x250
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) CDC image
Copy the code below for this “English COVID-19” badge: (300×250)
<a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html?s_cid=bb-coronavirus-2019-ncov-NCIRD" title="image of SARS-CoV-2"><img src="http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/images/Coronavirus-badge-300.png" style="width:300px; height:250px; border:0px;" alt="image of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)"/></a>
Protect yourself and others during travel in the US - 300x250
Protect yourself and others during travel in the US - COVID-19
Copy the code below for this “Protect yourself and others during travel in the US – COVID-19” badge: (300×250)
<a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html?s_cid=bb-coronavirus-2019-ncov-NCIRD6" title="Protect yourself and others during travel in the US - COVID-19"><img src="http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/images/COVID-19-Domestic-Travel-Badge_300x250.jpg" style="width:300px; height:250px; border:0px;" alt="Protect yourself and others during travel in the US - COVID-19"/></a>
Stay safe during travel - 300x250
Stay safe during travel - COVID-19
Copy the code below for this “Stay safe during travel – COVID-19” badge: (300×250)
<a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html?s_cid=bb-coronavirus-2019-ncov-NCIRD7" title="Stay safe during travel - COVID-19"><img src="http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/images/COVID-19-Global-Travel-Badge_300x250.jpg" style="width:300px; height:250px; border:0px;" alt="Stay safe during travel - COVID-19"/></a>