CDC Warns Americans Not to Travel for Thanksgiving

Tanya Simon
November 20, 2020

The government agency said it was making the recommendation after many states across the country have experienced a surge in coronavirus cases in recent weeks.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving this year in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Walke, who spent two years working as a family practitioner in rural Alaska, said "The tragedy that could happen is that one of your family members is coming to this family gathering and they could end up severely ill, hospitalized or dying".

"We're seeing exponential growth in cases", CDC COVID-19 incident manager Dr. Henry Walke said during a press briefing.

The CDC advised against gathering with anyone who has not lived in the same household for at least fourteen days, the incubation period for the coronavirus. "What we're concerned about is not only the actual mode of travel - whether it's an airplane or bus or vehicle - but also the transportation hubs we're concerned about, as well".

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The nation's top public health agency is advising Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving, or to spend the holiday with people with whom they are not now living.

These include bringing individual utensils, plates and cups to reduce sharing, wear a mask when around people not in your household - even indoors, use single-use options when possible to reduce sharing.

Consider eating outside and limit the number of guests, the CDC says.

United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines each said on Thursday that bookings were weakening due to the spike in COVID-19 cases, and United said cancellations were rising.

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