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At a press conference on Thursday, the Center for Disease Control officially made a strong recommendation against traveling for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. As detailed by CNBC, agency heads clarified that the recommendation wasn’t a requirement, and noted that the CDC will be publishing new guidelines for staying safe during the holiday. 

Dr. Henry Walke, the CDC’s Covid-19 incident manager, led the briefing alongside Dr. Erin Sauber-Schatz, the lead of the community intervention and population task force. Walke noted that transportation hubs are of particular concern given that people might have trouble maintaining their distance while waiting in line for buses and planes. 

Since Covid-19 is commonly spread by people not showing symptoms, Walke warned of the possibility of accidentally transmitting it to your loved ones if you travel. For folks planning to travel anyway, the CDC has a list of recommendations

The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.

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