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CDC Recommends Staying Home This Thanksgiving
With more than 1 million cases of COVID-19 reported in the United States over the past week, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that Americans stay home this Thanksgiving and only celebrate with those in their own households. The organization provided the following questionnaire for those considering travel over the holiday. If the answer is yes to any of these questions, individuals should consider cancelling travel plans and staying home.
- Are you, someone in your household, or someone you will be visiting at increased risk for getting very sick from COVID-19?
- Are cases high or increasing in your community or your destination? Check the CDC’s COVID Data Tracker for the latest number of cases.
- Are hospitals in your community or your destination overwhelmed with patients who have COVID-19? To find out, check state and local public health department websites.
- Does your home or destination have requirements or restrictions for travelers? Check state and local requirements before you travel.
- During the 14 days before your travel, have you or those you are visiting had close contact with people they don’t live with?
- Do your plans include traveling by bus, train, or air which might make staying 6 feet apart difficult?
- Are you traveling with people who don’t live with you?