COVID-19 has made a big impact on the world; not only has it affected the economy, but people’s personal lives and travel plans as well. Many people are choosing to stay home during this time, but there are also many people who need to leave their home, whether it’s for work, appointments, or long road trips that they can’t cancel. If you need to travel in your Portland disability accessible van, no matter what the reason, it’s important that you take necessary precautions because traveling during this epidemic may be different than before. Here are some tips for your trip in a Portland disability accessible van.
Plan Your Route
During your next road trip, it’s important that you plan every detail of your route. Even if you’ve taken this same trip before in your Portland wheelchair van, some roads may be temporarily closed during this time. Be cautious of other necessary stops on your trip, such as gas stations, which are especially crucial in the long stretches of road between major cities. You can call ahead to check which gas stations are open.
Some hotels are shutting down because of the coronavirus pandemic, so it’s important that you make reservations ahead of time. Not only do you need to make sure the hotels are open, but you need to confirm that they have wheelchair accessible rooms available as well.
A lot of states have stopped dine-in services at restaurants so be prepared to eat from drive-through or to-go services. If you know that you’ll want to take a break from being inside your Portland disability accessible van, look for outside rest areas ahead of time.
There are a lot of germs at popular stopping areas on the road, so make sure to bring any sanitizing products that you’ll want to use. It’s recommended to bring hand sanitizer, disposable gloves, disinfecting wet wipes, and tissues.
While you’re traveling in your Portland wheelchair van, make sure to be safe during this pandemic. At Wheelers, we have wheelchair accessible vans in cities all over the United States, so contact us if you need a van for your next trip.