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Holidays are usually for gatherings but many get-togethers are complicated or canceled because of COVID-19.

USA TODAY

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending against travel for Thanksgiving. 

During a news briefing Thursday, Dr. Henry Walke, the CDC’s COVID-19 incident manager, said the agency is “recommending against travel during the Thanksgiving period.”

“The tragedy that could happen is that one of your family members is coming to this family gathering and they could end up severely ill, hospitalized or dying. And we don’t want that to happen,” he said, as COVID-19 cases tick up across the country.