CDC warns against Thanksgiving travel amid COVID-19 surge

CDC warns against Thanksgiving travel amid COVID-19 surge


Scrap your Turkey Day travel plans — even if it’s only a short distance, the Centers for Disease Control urged Thursday.

The public health agency released new holiday guidelines warning people to stay home for Thanksgiving festivities — and to mask up at the dinner table — due to sky-high national coronavirus infection rates.

“The tragedy that could happen is that one of your family members, from coming together in this family gathering actually could end up being hospitalized and severely ill and die,” the agency’s COVID-19 incident manager, Dr. Henry Walke, said during a press conference Thursday. “CDC is recommending against travel during the Thanksgiving period.”

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Holiday revelers who opt to have Thanksgiving dinner with folks outside of their households should wear a mask at gatherings, according to the new updated guidelines.

Health officials also urged college kids returning home for a feast to be extremely cautious — since they’ll be dining with people outside of their normal

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