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The Traveler: February 2021

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Transportation Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic +

With the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic ongoing worldwide, many travelers are concerned as to the safest way to travel during day-to-day life. The information below offers guidance on how to mitigate against the risks associated with COVID-19 when utilizing public transportation, as well as the benefits of certain means of travel. The measures should be a supplement to, and not a substitute for, instructions given by your local government and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Click to read more...

Dealing with Cabin Fever During the COVID-19 Pandemic +

The COVID-19 pandemic has modified the way we move from one place to another, travel between countries and cities, and the precautions we take before leaving the house. With cases of COVID-19 rising in many countries and the frequent occurrence of new variants, staying home has become the new norm. However, self-quarantine and staying indoors can also make you feel restless, irritable, trapped, and discontented, which we have come to know as “cabin fever.” Click to read more...

Repatriating an Injured Member with Cancer during the COVID-19 Pandemic +

Kevin, an Assist America member, was traveling in Wisconsin for work when he fell and was taken to the hospital. Kevin's son called Assist America for assistance with hospital admission and helping his father return home. Click to read more...

Security Memo: Online Security Scams During the COVID-19 Pandemic +

As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there has been an increase in both fraud and scams exploiting vulnerabilities accentuated by the pandemic. The pandemic and subsequent health response have caused an uptick of people spending more time in the online sphere, with an increasing number of people now working from home and conducting more shopping online. Click to read more...

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