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Road Travel Toolkit for Transportation Partners
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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.
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.
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.
|Message Type||Sample Messages|
|Vaccine Info||COVID-19 vaccines
Free for everyone in US
|[State] COVID-19 mass vaccination sites now open||Help Stop COVID-19.
Get COVID-19 vaccine today
|Everyone 12 and older can get COVID-19 vaccine||Stay safe [State]
Get COVID-19 vaccine
|[State] COVID-19 vaccine open to those 12 and older|
|Stay Safe During Travel||Social distance Wear a mask
|Wash hands Wear a mask||Stop COVID-19 Wash hands Wear a mask||Stay safe
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.
The following text message examples for state traffic and public alert warning systems support COVID-19 recommendations. The SMS messages can be adapted to fit your state or local needs.
|Message Type||Sample Messages|
|Vaccine Info||COVID-19 Vaccines
are free for everyone in the US.
|[State] COVID-19 mass vaccination sites are now open.||[State] COVID-19 vaccination now open to those 12 and older.|
|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.||Stay safe. Social distance. Wash hands.|
*Hashtags or taglines: Stop COVID-19, #COVID19, Stop Coronavirus, SlowTheSpread
All social media content ready for dissemination.
Please remember to use #COVID19 when tweeting out any Coronavirus Disease 2019 related content.
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.
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.
If you are unvaccinated and 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/2IZicXjexternal icon
If you are unvaccinated and travel, take these steps to protect yourself & others from #COVID19 during your trip. https://bit.ly/2IZicXjexternal icon
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 while indoors at US transportation hubs (airports; seaports; train, subway, and bus stations, and other terminals). Learn more about reducing your risk while traveling: https://bit.ly/3m68x2Rexternal icon
Planning #travel? Because of the #COVID19 pandemic, masks are still required inside public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and U.S. public transportation hubs. Find out more about the requirement here: https://bit.ly/3m68x2Rexternal icon
- COVID-19 Vaccination: Social media resources to encourage your community to roll up their sleeve for a COVID-19 vaccine.
- 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.
These posters are available to download and use at rest stops, restrooms, and other service centers.
- CDC COVID-19 PSA Mask Mandate
Audio English (30 secs): Audio media media icon[MP3 – 1 MB] | Transcript pdf icon[PDF – 1 page]
- Follow State and Local Guidance
Audio English (30 secs): Audio media media icon[MP3 – 1 MB] | Transcript pdf icon[PDF – 1 page]pdf iconAudio Spanish (30 secs): Audio media media icon[MP3 – 1 MB] | Transcript pdf icon[PDF – 1 page]
- Domestic travel during COVID-19 – Provides information about domestic travel for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people and advice on how to stay safe.
- Safer Travel Ideas – Even if you are fully vaccinated, choose safer travel options to protect yourself, your loved ones, and others from COVID-19.
- Requirement for Face Masks on Public Transportation Conveyances and at Transportation Hubs – Provides information about CDC’s order that requires face masks to be worn by all travelers on public transportation and at transportation hubs.
- Running Essential Errands – Provides advice on how to stay safe and lower the risk of COVID-19 when running essential errands, including getting gasoline.
- Protect Yourself When Using Transportation – Provides information on how to protect yourself and slow the spread of COVID-19 when using public transit, rideshares and taxis, micro-mobility devices, and personal vehicles.
- When NOT to Travel – Some people should not travel. This page gives advice on when and how long these people should postpone travel to avoid spreading infection.
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).