Everyone is ready for the big summertime breakout! Even homeschool is closed for summer break, and there is plenty of pent-up demand for enjoying the great outdoors. Whether you favor the beaches, the mountains, or something in between, you will have plenty of company on the open road. Staying safe during summertime this year means more than remembering your sunscreen. What had us indoors in the spring is slowly gaining ground across the country. Believe it or not, many standard summer precautions also work in these interesting times as any other plain-vanilla summer. Simple ideas like “have a plan” can save you headaches on the road as well as steer you clear of all the headlines. “Know your limits” is another idea that helps you stay mindful of when you have had enough adult beverages and steers you clear of crowds during a pandemic. But where is all the fun?

Staying Safe During Summertime

The first step of staying safe during summertime is to take a deep breath and relax. With so many things to worry about, it’s easy to lose track of what makes vacation fun. Just add the little things to your standard road trip list. Hand sanitizer and masks are as easy to add to your shopping list as soda, snacks, candy, and sunscreen. When you plan your road trip, have a good idea of how to get there and how to get back. Surprise road closures because of construction or the Constitution can put an unwelcome kink in anyone’s plans. Knowing alternative routes can help you get where you are going with only the cost of a few extra minutes. As always, hand washing is a great practice no matter what is happening – germs from a gas station bathroom are not the souvenirs you want. Now go have fun.

Stay safe during summertime this year with these simple steps, and remember to enjoy yourself. Art of Strategy Consulting is always here to help.

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