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Are you bringing a mask with you while on vacation?

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Awww, time to hit the beach, apply some nice coconut smelling sun tan lotion and get that face mask on...

What?

Well, are you going to bring a face mask to vacation this year?

Boy, that would be a quirky thing to bring now wouldn’t it?


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We have cancelled all upcoming trips for the next 6 months other than a LPGA event in Scottsdale in March and it is already worrying us. Most golfers live in the US, so they are not the concern. It's the spectators. We are thinking of not walking much of the course to stay away from the crowd. We will likely spend most of the day at the Founders Club 18th Green grandstand and simply eat and drink all day. If the included food and drinks is anything like what they have at ANA Inspiration, we are good. That should help us stay away from the crowd.

Bringing but not wearing.
 
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I have masks from contracting around the house. I’ll be bringing one on my flight in case I sit next to someone coughy and sneezy lol. I won’t wear it but having it in the bag will def keep me safe lol
 

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Everything reputable I have read is that masks a really only helpful for preventing people who ARE sick to REDUCE the spread.

Hand to mucus/eye from surface contact is the more likely form of transmission.
 

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A good friend, who hasn't traveled alone for 40+ years will be flying San Diego to Atlanta this week. She is going to spend time with her college room-mate who has been given only a few months to live. Naturally she is a but anxious. She asked what I thought about wearing a mask. I repeated the info about 'masks are for the already ill' folks. I hope I was correct.
 

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Everything reputable I have read is that masks a really only helpful for preventing people who ARE sick to REDUCE the spread.

Hand to mucus/eye from surface contact is the more likely form of transmission.


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I plan on packing more hand sanitizer when travelling. Another quirky thing to bring along. They say washing and sanitizing hands are the best way to protect yourself on any communical disease.


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Masks may help those who tend to put hands to their faces after touching germ-y surfaces.
OTOH, frequent use of hand sanitizer would help with that, as well.
As for me, I'll save my masks for the dust I kick up working on stuff in the garage.
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No, but ours are just local road trips this year and no air flights. (feel funny saying local- but now they are that we have moved!).

I always keep hand sanitizing wipes in the car for when or if we have to stop at a rest stop or whatever. I also have those paper toilet seat covers.
 

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A good friend, who hasn't traveled alone for 40+ years will be flying San Diego to Atlanta this week. She is going to spend time with her college room-mate who has been given only a few months to live. Naturally she is a but anxious. She asked what I thought about wearing a mask. I repeated the info about 'masks are for the already ill' folks. I hope I was correct.
Well if the friend is immunocompromised I don’t see the harm in wearing a mask. However if she has a few mo to live I’m sure the friend wouldn’t care about them wearing a mask.
 

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Everything reputable I have read is that masks a really only helpful for preventing people who ARE sick to REDUCE the spread.

Hand to mucus/eye from surface contact is the more likely form of transmission.

Depends on the type of Mask. Those ones that look like surgical masks do not protect the wearer.
 

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IMO, hand sanitizer isn't overly effective. We use it every trip and on cruises but still always manage to catch a cold of some kind. We sah our hands too, but sometimes there are certain things and certain people you can't avoid. On our last cruise, we think we caught it from the driver of our transfer from the airport to the hotel. After you figure out he is sick, he has already touched your luggage and all other stuff. He kept rolling down his window, likely because he was hot from a fever. This was in November in London!
 

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IMO, hand sanitizer isn't overly effective. We use it every trip and on cruises but still always manage to catch a cold of some kind. We sah our hands too, but sometimes there are certain things and certain people you can't avoid. ...
That's correct. I also heard that the virus was more susceptible to UV light than chlorine bleach.
 

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We have cancelled all upcoming trips for the next 6 months other than a LPGA event in Scottsdale in March and it is already worrying us. Most golfers live in the US, so they are not the concern. It's the spectators. We are thinking of not walking much of the course to stay away from the crowd. We will likely spend most of the day at the Founders Club 18th Green grandstand and simply eat and drink all day. If the included food and drinks is anything like what they have at ANA Inspiration, we are good. That should help us stay away from the crowd.

Bringing but not wearing.
I think at this point you have to assume many in the US are carriers just didn’t have major symptoms. This past week I had a low grade fever for one day, it then turned into a sore throat for three and then one night it was a cold plus I had chills. I Put the heat up, bundled, slept 12 hours and was fine the next morning. Could I have had it? Possibly. That is the problem with it spreading, some people have minor symptoms, some have none. We hear about the ones that got sick badly.
 

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I have masks from a flooring seal job I did myself but no I am not using them If I go on vacation.

Seems I will be canceling my Marco Island/Fort Myers vacation this month. My other half was using the stock market decline due to the virus for not wanting to go. That made no sense to me as expenses aren’t much more then if we stood home.

Last night he told me the truth. He is involved in so many home projects and wants to stay home and finish them before the summer. Being we are in a new home, lots to do. I believe him as I know he has zero fears about this virus.

I have been holding off canceling hoping he would change his mind. He also said time to get rid of more of our timeshares. It is what it is.
 

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We are going to Newport Coast in May and don't really plan to take masks with us. We are planning on going to Disneyland, but so far haven't bought tickets yet. Though it is still on the agenda.
 

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This is not one size fits all. Depends on where you are traveling (e.g. Asia, crowded cruise ships), whether you are elderly, and whether you have preexisting health condition.

Warm beach in Florida, Caribbean? summer? no preexisting condition? young? - probably not.

Doesn't hurt to pack with your med supplies such as Tylenol because it doesn't take much space. We packed N95 masks for recent trip to Europe for the plane. Didn't use them but would have been important to have if stuck sitting by someone coughing on plane for 12 hours. Doesn't matter if flu or corona, I don't want to catch it. More important, hand sanitizer and wiping down hotel room (TV remote is the worst source of germs) and airline seats/tables are good precautions.
 
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This is not one size fits all. Depends on where you are traveling (e.g. Asia, cruise ships), whether you are older, and whether you have pre-existing health condition.

Warm beach in Florida, Caribbean? no preexisting condition? young? - probably not.

Doesn't hurt to pack with your med supplies such as Tylenol because it doesn't take much space. We packed N95 masks for recent trip to Europe for the plane. Didn't use them but would have been important to have if stuck sitting by someone coughing on plane for 12 hours. Doesn't matter if flu or corona, I don't want to catch it.
Would you be brave enough to offer your seatmate one of your masks?
 
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