CDC urges people not to travel for Thanksgiving


The CDC has updated their guidance on Thanksgiving travel, urging people not to travel for Thanksgiving.

On Thursday, the CDC issued its strongest warning yet - please stay home this Thanksgiving.

The agency is urging Americans to avoid any Thanksgiving travel, as coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, and deaths allsurge to record highs.

For those that do host a Turkey Day gathering, the CDC recommends holding it outside if possible, using facemasks and social distancing, and having just one person serve the food.

CDC official Dr. Erin Sauber-Schatz said “The safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year is at home with the people in your household".

According to Dr. Henry Walke of the CDC:
"Especially as we're seeing exponential growth in cases and the opportunity to translocate disease or infection from one part of the country to another,"

This new guidance takes a stronger position, as their former statement simply listed best practices. See their former statement:

#COVID19 cases are rising. Average daily cases are up 43% compared to the previous 7 days, with 94% of U.S. jurisdictions seeing more cases. This Thanksgiving, help slow the spread: gather outdoors, wear a mask, stay 6 feet apart. See more: https://bit.ly/36EDJQI

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