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CDC recommends Americans don’t travel for Thanksgiving

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

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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.

Teen on family trip spread the coronavirus to 11 relatives across 4 states after a negative test, CDC says

A 13-year-old girl spread the coronavirus to 11 relatives across four states this summer, despite testing negative two days before a three-week family vacation, a recent journal article released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed.

The trip occurred at an undisclosed location in June and July, and it infected family members from ages 9 to 72 who traveled to a home that was shared between five households. No masks or distancing measures were in place. The teen was exposed to an unspecified covid-19 outbreak in June before testing negative, the report says. Nasal congestion was her only

What CDC, State Department say

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The coronavirus pandemic has canceled a lot of things, but your summer vacation doesn’t have to be one of them.

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As states reopen and travel restrictions ease, you’re probably wondering whether it’s safe for you and your family to travel this summer.

The short answer? Travel still isn’t recommended, at least according to federal guidelines. But as some states are pulling back stay-at-home orders put in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, travelers must grapple with the choice to venture out. Suddenly, that beach trip you planned or that hotel you booked might be enticing