Same for us, things were trending down, vaccinations were rolling out with more takers than appointment availability, and there was a push to include the children sooner rather than later. That's all changed. Not only did we cancel our vacation but we've also enrolled in virtual school for the fall semester. We've gotten this far without getting sick (not even a cold since our Disney trip in February 2020) and we're going to do everything we can to keep it that way. Some people think we're being extreme but we're risk adverse and the little ones have been thriving just fine with all of the family time at home. I know that not everyone has the luxury of working from home, but we do, so we'll stay home and not add to the problem.We’re not sure. If masks had been in place for awhile, even without distancing, if the case count was lower and people around us (remember we live in Fla) had been showing even a superficial level of concern... maybe? Maybe not. That’s why I keep coming back to uncertainty. Knowing my family, knowing my kids and seeing how they’ve worked through this thing so far, unless everyone today chimed in with an enthusiastic “yes” vote my wife and I knew we’d have to cancel. Making ourselves uncomfortable just to go on vacation isn’t something we’re prepared to do.
At the end of the day, we made our plans when cases were trending down and things looked a whole lot rosier. Now cases are back to January levels. School starts in two weeks here and even the risk of contracting a mild case of COVID just isn’t worth the payoff for us at t. his point.