By now we have all heard of the Coronavirus. The question is how will it affect you and your RVing plans. As an RVer you have to decide whether you should go RVing if the Coronavirus becomes more prevalent.
As you know, there has been a lot of hype about the Coronavirus and there is a lot of misinformation being spread about the Coronavirus. My goal as a current RVer and former Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is to give you the information that is currently known about the Coronavirus so that you can make a rational decision whether to go on your RVing trip or not and if you decide to go RVing, I will give you some common sense tips on how to protect yourself and your family from catching the virus.
The good news is that some people who contracted the 2019 Novel Coronavirus have mild symptoms or no symptoms at all.
The people who are most at risk are people with underlying illnesses and diseases that make them more vulnerable to respiratory problems, this includes people with diabetes, lung diseases, kidney failure, individuals with suppressed immune systems due to medications that they are taking or undergoing Chemotherapy. People over 50 are also at a higher risk of having serious symptons.
Just like the common cold the 2019 Novel Coronavirus is spread by:
The symptoms below can start anywhere from 2 to 14 days after exposure to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.
I am not going to give you a definite Yes or No, but I will let you know, that your RV is probably a safer way of getting to and from your destination.
Yes, since your RV is self contained, it provides a safer way to travel to your destination. The fact is when you are traveling on a plane, cruise ship or bus, you are forced to be in a fairly confined area with a bunch of other people who may or may not have the Coronavirus or been exposed to the Coronavirus. This confined environment increases your chances of contracting the Coronavirus.
When traveling by plane, ship or bus, you are forced to use public facilities that may or may not have been cleaned and disinfected recently.
Your RV on the other hand is not crowded with strangers and you have built in facilities that you know have been thoroughly cleaned by you. If you have to use the restroom, you can use your own restroom in your RV.
Yes, an RV is a safer place to stay, because, just like your house, you know that it has been thoroughly cleaned because you were the one that cleaned it.
If you stay in a Hotel, Motel, or Cruise Ship, you don't know who cleaned the room and the restroom. You also don't know if disinfectant has been properly used on the counters, toilets night stands etc.
OK you have read everything that is known about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus at this time and you know that an RV is a safer way to get to your destination and you know that is safer place to stay and you now have decided to continue your plans to go RVing Take a look at the common sense steps you can take in your RV to reduce your chances of contracting 2019 Novel Coronavirus
As I said at the beginning of this article. the decision to go RVing during this Coronavirus outbreak is totally up to you. I have given you the facts about the Coronavirus and information on why RVing is a safer form of transportation and accommodations. I have also given you some commonsense tips on how to avoid getting the Coronavirus. Now that you have this information, it is up to you to make the decision to continue with your RVing adventure.
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