Truthfully answer 20 quick questions in the below risk areas and find out whether it is safe to visit, and how make your visit safe. The app is regularly updated to reflect the latest CDC risk guidance.
The Centers for Disease Control has confirmed that the virus that causes COVID-19 most commonly spreads between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). It spreads through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols, produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, sings, talks, or breathes. (Source: CDC)
While NOT a primary mode of infection, droplets can also land on surfaces and objects and be transferred by touch. A person may get COVID-19 by touching the surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes. (Source: CDC)
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. (Source: CDC)
As vaccines rollout, the app will factor for whether you have received full vaccination plus the two week waiting period. The app will alternatively recommend you postpone your visit if anyone in the household of ANY person planning to be a part of the visit has tested positive for COVID-19. (Source: CDC)
While most people will have mild symptoms, or even no symptoms (asymptomatic), and can recover at home from COVID-19, some people are at higher risk for severe complications or even death from COVID-19. (Source: CDC)
People have widely varying views about the severity and risks of COVID-19. Since attitudes shape behavior, it matters less how you personally feel about COVID-19, and more that you are willing to be honest about it to the extent your points of view are driving your choices regarding COVID-19 protocols. (Source: Journal of Personal and Social Psychology)
COVID-19 is still spreading in the community (“community spread”) in many affected geographic areas. Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected. The World Health Organization has recommended positivity rates for regions. (Source: CDC and Johns Hopkins University)
Get a personalized visit risk score in as little as 60 seconds.
Answer quick questions in key risk areas. Receive a risk score and recommendations to help you make your visit a SafeVisit.
Share your SafeVisits profile and agree in advance on a SafeVisit plan. Invite your friends and family to do the same.
Create a FREE SafeVisits account to save time with future visits by saving your profile. Simply update it to reflect any changes! How does it get any easier than that?
Create a SafeVisits Group! Ask guests to complete a SafeVisits profile the day before the visit. Review their risk profiles and adjust your plans as needed to ensure a SafeVisit. Give peace of mind - not infection risks - to your guests.
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- A.S. (Westport, CT)
"We just cancelled an overnight visit with a friend whom we had (wrongly) assumed was being pretty safe thanks to this app. We've moved it to an outdoor only visit and are all breathing easier."
- P.E. (Washington, DC)
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"We've been able to safely expand our bubble by using the COVIDSafeVisits app. "
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"This is so much better than temperature checks or just asking if someone has traveled recently."
- A.H. (Arlington, VA)
April Armstrong led evaluation of our nation's only "whole of society" full-scale pandemic preparedness and response training research for which Dr. Anthony Fauci served as a lead advisor. She spent nearly a decade working in the research which contributed to ground-breaking policies, including the National Pandemic Strategy, designed to guide coordinated national response to a range of catastrophic disasters. She is CEO of AHA Insight, which provides trusted leadership advisory to top government officials and corporate executives on the "people" side of transformational change.
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How Safe Is Air Travel?
No, you do not need to travel in a HAZMAT suit, but April does strongly recommend traveling in a "protective" mask in any public transportation environment. This is especially important if you have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19. Even if you have been vaccinated, you may desire to take extra precautions to stay safe from emerging COVID-19 variants or any of the eight major respiratory viruses that are readily transmitted in tight public spaces such as travel environments.
April recommends adding eye protection for people who desire extra protection in places where you may be in forced proximity with others for any duration of time in a closed environment (such as airplanes). Some gear to consider include:
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