Traveling for July 4th - People's plans and opinions on if it's safe

July 4th weekend is one the busiest times of the year for travel. People at the Love's service station on McCullough Blvd shared their plans for the weekend and if they feel public travel for the holiday weekend is safe.

Posted: Jul 3, 2020 9:44 PM
Updated: Jul 3, 2020 10:39 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- July 4th weekend is one the busiest times of the year for travel.

People like David Gentry are travling across states. Gentry is moving from Atlanta to Oklahoma this weekend.

“We lost a job due to COVID and found another one, so we were lucky to find something,” Gentry said.

Gentry said he thinks people are generally safe travelling during the 4th, as long as they are careful about it.

“As long as you’re taking precautions. We’re careful with the social distancing, and normally I’m wearing a mask,” Gentry said.

The 4th is also a popular time for people to take vacations. Jesse McCool is taking his family on vacation to Hilton Head Island for the weekend.

“We’re basically isolating on vacation,” McCool said.

He said each of them have masks, and he added his family is prepared to stay safe.

“We’re very isolated, we have our own house, and we have all of our groceries in our car, we’re not going to grocery stores, we’re not going to any restaurants, we’re not going out to any bars.”

Some people are not traveling for the 4th. People like Tupelo resident Sharon Fulgham are staying home. Fulgham uses a Clorox wipe at the gas pump.

“It’s gotta be super germy,” Fulgham said.

She says she does it for good reason.

“I just don’t want anybody else’s germs on me, and surely Clorox is gonna kill all that, right?” Fulgham said.

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