- The CDC has reminders for travelers during the holidays
- Those who decide to travel should consider getting tested before and after the trip
- People who may feel well can still spread COVID-19 to others, according to the agency
- Following simple guidelines can help prevent the spread of COVID-19
Since before Thanksgiving, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been reiterating one message to Americans amid the rising cases of COVID-19: Stay home. With the upcoming holidays, the agency is once again sharing words of advice about traveling for the holidays.
“Travel can increase your chance of spreading and getting COVID-19,” the CDC says in its updated domestic travel guidelines. “Postponing travel and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.”
Despite this urgent message, however, over 980,000 people traveled on the weekend before Thanksgiving. This is a much lower number