COVID on the road: Health officials warn of carpool clusters
Sharing rides with coworkers during the pandemic can be risky.
Normally, it's a great way to save gas time and money. But carpooling toe work during the pandemic can be risky. You need to wear a mask the whole time. That means making sure you have your mask on before you get into the car. Joseph When Delk, in with the Department of Health, says not everyone is masking ups, you shouldn't have to wear masks with folks in your own household, right? Yeah, thank you, Thank you. That's a good clarification. So what we're really talking about here are people who are car pulling together to work. State health leaders say Rhode Island is already seeing clusters of covert 19 cases tied to carpools, so it's important to stick with the same group. If people are going to be carpooling it, it's really important that there's some consistency there. You want to be doing that with same people. Also important. Keep the windows open whenever possible and stay home. If you feel even a little bit sick, you want to make sure that you're doing a symptom check before you get into the car. Everyone should be doing this if they're heading into a workplace to make sure that you're not experiencing any of those symptoms,