The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, for its acronym in English) issued a recommendation today urging citizens not to travel for the celebration of Thanksgiving, to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus.
“The CDC recommends not traveling during Thanksgiving,” added the director of the Division of Preparedness and Emerging Infections, Henry Walke.
As the CDC reported, traveling can increase the chances of contracting and spreading Covid-19. “Postponing the trip and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others this year.”
The CDC’s coronavirus specialist, Walke, indicated that “there is no more important time than this for redoubled efforts to maintain social distance, wash hands, and most importantly, wear a mask.”
However, if you are considering traveling, the CDC recommended doing it as safely as possible by following these guidelines:
• Get vaccinated against influenza
• Wear a mask in public places, when using public transportation, and when around people you don’t live with.
• Keep a distance of at least 6 feet from anyone who does not live with you
• Wash your hands frequently and use a hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching the mask and touching your eyes, nose and mouth