I need to be in a city 2 hours from my home two days in a row next week. I have to report by 4:30am at the latest both days. We're in CA and our rates are climbing.

Last time I did this trip it was one day and I stayed in a hotel the night before since I had to report at 3am. That was March 15/16th and I was equally terrified of Covid exposure in the hotel and driving in the middle of the night to work all day and then driving home.

I was going to drive the morning of when I thought it was going to be one day. Now that it's two days I'm thinking a hotel might be safer than all that tired time on the road. Thoughts?