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Traveling During Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and everyone is eager to travel abroad to see relatives. Of course in the past years, activities such as this seemed normal but now during this pandemic, it’s very dangerous. It is very easy to spread coronavirus while at an airport or any other travel site. Additionally, it is very difficult to track Covid-19 symptoms sometimes. According to the CDC, “Travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. You can get COVID-19 during your travels. You may feel well and not have any symptoms, but you can still spread COVID-19 to others. You and your travel companions (including children) may spread COVID-19 to other people including your family, friends, and community for 14 days after you were exposed to the virus.”

Although it may be a bummer, the best way to keep you and your family safe is to spend Thanksgiving at home. If you do happen to be in a situation where you are celebrating the holiday with someone not from your home, even if they show no symptoms of covid-19, you should still take safety precautions such as wearing masks. According to CNN, “”We received lots of questions from the American people about college students or people that were coming home for the holidays that are family members or are a household member, so further clarifying that the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year is at home with the people in your household,” Sauber-Schatz said. “People who have not been living in your household for the 14 days before you are celebrating should not be considered members of your household and so you should take those extra precautions, even wearing masks within your own home.”’

Fox, M. (2020, November 19). CDC recommends against travel for Thanksgiving. Retrieved November 22, 2020, from https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/19/health/cdc-thanksgiving-travel-wellness-bn/index.html

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