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Charlotte Talks: Holiday Travel Amid The Pandemic

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

It’s summer, and as the economy begins to open up, people tired of being cooped up may want to travel.  As we approach the July 4 weekend, many people are thinking about vacations. Mike Collins asks his guests what is safe to do, where it’s safe to go and stay and more.

After months of staying at home, working from home and online schooling, people are beginning to venture out and have some recreation time.

For some, it’s just a hike near home or a trip to pick up some takeout. But many people are planning vacations, trips to the beach or even treks across the country.

This brings out many questions about what’s safe for pandemic-era vacation goers. Can you go to the pool? How safe is an airplane? What kind of rental would be best at the beach? How do you know that the hotel or restaurant you go to is practicing safe business practices?

Mike Collins gathers experts to answer some of those questions and talk about where North Carolinians are headed this summer.


Wit Tuttel, director of Visit North Carolina 

Dr. Kyle Cunningham, trauma surgeon with Atrium Health 

Charlotte Talks Executive Producer Wendy Herkey has been with WFAE since 1998, beginning in the membership department, and has been on the Charlotte Talks staff since 1999.