To summarize the COVID portion of our trip as a whole:
* Mask wearing. In many areas, it was required or highly suggested, and most people complied. In every place except the DQ in Salina, KS, all restaurant-hotel-store workers were wearing masks.
* Food service. Almost every place was honoring the 6-ft distance and had closed off tables or seating areas. Wait staff, cooks and hosts were wearing masks and most wore gloves. However, table items were not standard. Some restaurants had salt-pepper, bags of sugar/sweetener sitting on the table. Others had none and you'd have to request them. Some brought you the salt and pepper shakers, others gave you the take-out type salt and peppers. Some asked you how many little bags of sugar/sweetener you needed, others were more generous and brought you a bunch. Most places had reverted to the old toss-away paper menus, though Chili's and two other places had laminated menus. Chili's had one set marked "sanitized menus" and one marked "Need cleaning".
* Hotels. For our on-the-road days, we stayed in Choice properties. All 4 hotels were spotless. Two pools were open (Utah, both directions), two pools were closed (Kansas, both directions).
For our place at Lake of the Ozarks, everything was open except a few of the restaurants that they'd decided to close this summer (less tourists). The water park, which we did not go into, was only open on weekends where any other summer, Margaritaville's water park would have been open daily. The room was spotless. Housekeeping was not authorized to step foot into your room unless you requested something, and even there, they'd put it in a bag by your door instead of going in, if that's what you wanted. We had a mantra, that if a place got crowded (like the "Lakeside Pool"), we'd just leave.
* Rest areas. About usual. We used them, but I always used hand sanitizer right after I washed my hands in the rest area, especially
if I had to touch a doorknob.
* Fuel stations. About like home, you just have to fill up more often when you're driving long distances. Most of the time we went about a half a tank between stops. Hubby tried using his gloves but found them cumbersome. When he finished fueling the truck, I'd hand him an anti-bacterial wipe for his hands, the truck door handle, and the steering wheel.
* Mantras: Wash your hands often, or use hand sanitizer or hand sanitizer wipes. Stay out of crowds. Wear a mask. Don't touch your face except with clean hands.
The rest of the trip photos will be forthcoming.