Over the Labor Day weekend most people like Evansville resident, Allison Taylor, are spending the holiday traveling.
“I went out to Colorado and just did a little bit of mountain biking and hiking and some paddle boarding down the Colorado river,” said Taylor.
Whether it’s to visit family or just taking time away for the holiday many like Jay Duran, who came to visit family in Evansville, seemed to enjoy the long weekend.
“Flying home today because I came to visit some family and looking forward to getting home with my own family,” said Duran.
According to TSA between Friday and Sunday, 5 million people traveled this year for the labor day weekend, compared to 2019 that’s only about a million less travelers and a drastic increase from 2020.
With the CDC recommending those unvaccinated not to travel, most airports like the Evansville Regional Airport are keeping measures to help curve the spread, easing people’s concerns when traveling.
“I was never really worried about it, I felt safe no matter what,” said Taylor.
Despite those measures, some preferred staying in town for the holiday. Taking part in local holiday celebration events and talking walks along the river front, agreeing with the CDC’s recommendations and protocols to stay safe.
“To me it’s like a stream of the flu, wash yours hands, wear your masks. That’s all they asks.” said Tamara Starks.
As the day comes to an end, people are happy to have to spent time with their family and enjoy their Labor Day weekend.