Hoilday travel spikes in R.I. amid rise in COVID cases

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) – Even with a spike in Covid cases, in New England and nationwide, there’s an uptick in travelers for Thanksgiving passing through T.F. Green Airport; about double the number of passengers from 2020. 

To try and prevent the spread of Covid, with more than 5,000 travelers a day passing through T.F. Green for Thanksgiving, a spokesperson for the airport told ABC6 News masks are mandatory, there’s Covid testing at the airport, and kits available at airline counters. 

“[The kits have] a face mask, hand sanitizer, wipes,” John Goodman, a spokesperson for T.F. Green Airport, said.  

But, according to an MIT professor, releasing his findings in Aug. 2020, passengers have a better chance of getting into a car accident on the way to the airport than catching Covid on a plane. 

The busiest hours of travel at the airport are 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., and then 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. It’s advised that passengers show up to the airport at least 2 hours before their flight.   

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