Founders Hall provides COVID-19 traveling and vaccine info

Pictured is the Founders Hall logo. Lili Schroppe, who is Founders Hall's communications manager, writes this guest column about traveling amid the coronavirus pandemic, along with being vaccinated for the disease from the new virus. Founders Hall is located at 193 Danbury Road in Ridgefield, Conn.

Pictured is the Founders Hall logo. Lili Schroppe, who is Founders Hall’s communications manager, writes this guest column about traveling amid the coronavirus pandemic, along with being vaccinated for the disease from the new virus. Founders Hall is located at 193 Danbury Road in Ridgefield, Conn.

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Now that Connecticut residents ages 55-years-old, and older are eligible for, and receiving the coronavirus vaccine, travel ideas are beginning to seem much more realistic.

Many older people are excited to spend time with their children, and grandchildren, while others may dream of swinging in a hammock under a palm tree.

But before booking tickets, would-be travelers are advised to research testing requirements, and other guidelines at their destination, and take steps to protect the people there, especially those travelers that are not yet vaccinated.

Travelers would ideally take a coronavirus test as close as possible to departure, timed to receive results just before leaving. According to the CDC’s information for people who are fully vaccinated, we are still learning how well COVID-19 vaccines prevent people from spreading the disease.

Therefore, people who are fully vaccinated could potentially carry the new virus, so taking this step protects the people you will visit.

Connecticut’s travel advisory is scheduled to change from a requirement to recommended guidance on Friday, March 19.

Founders Hall holds classes, and programs for people age 60 and older; all are currently online due to the pandemic from the new virus. Ridgefielders may join at any time. Visit founders-hall.org.