JUST IN: CDC Advises Against Travel For Thanksgiving to Stop Coronavirus Spread

CDC updates coronavirus Thanksgiving guidance, urges against travel

CDC updates coronavirus Thanksgiving guidance, urges against travel

Not traveling and staying home is the best way to keep yourself, and others, healthy this year.

The new guidance, updated around noon Thursday, moved travel advice to the top of the page, with a preamble saying, "More than 1 million COVID-19 cases were reported in the United States over the last 7 days".

Governors in Washington State, Oregon, New Mexico, Kentucky, Michigan, New York and New Jersey have rolled out new COVID-19 restrictions due to spikes in cases.

A senior CDC official said the agency is strongly recommending against travel during the Thanksgiving period to protect friends and family.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said yesterday that the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving "is to celebrate at home with the people you live with".

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Are you or anyone you will be traveling with at an increased risk for getting very sick from COVID-19? Are hospitals in your community or your destination overwhelmed with patients who have COVID-19? Do your plans include traveling by bus, train, or air which might make staying 6 feet apart hard?

He said officials were alarmed "with the exponential increase in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths". "And we don't want that to happen".

If non-household members of the family are planning to attend your Thanksgiving gathering, the agency recommends that attendees wear masks, social distance, wash hands often, bring their own food, drinks, plates and utensils, avoiding going in and out of areas where food is being prepared or handled, and to opt for single-use products like salad dressings and condiment packets.

Consider eating outside and limit the number of guests, the CDC says. If indoors, open windows and doors to allow ventilation. Public health experts have three words for you: "don't do it".

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