CDC Advisory On Holiday Travel During COVID-19

KEY POINTS

  • 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

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Costa Cruises, the Italian line that is a subsidiary of cruise giant Carnival Corp., will not be setting sail this Christmas or New Year’s Eve.

According a press release provided to USA TODAY, the cruise line will suspend its activities from Dec. 20 through Jan. 6, in compliance with efforts of the Italian government to slow the spread of COVID-19.

“The cancellation of Christmas and New Year’s Eve cruises, among the most popular of the year, therefore represents a further economic sacrifice for Costa Cruises and the entire industry, in a period that was already very difficult,” reads the release.



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MANHATTAN — Geovanni Perez, a hospital ICU nurse who’s been working during the COVID19 pandemic on the Upper East Side, said when the infection numbers dipped several months ago, traffic agents started bombarding his colleagues with parking tickets.

The problem continues to the present day, he said.

“I’ve had more than a thousand dollars in parking tickets in the last few months,” Perez, a registered nurse, told PIX11 News. “Leave the nurses alone!”

PIX11 News first became aware of a ticket problem on the Upper East Side in April.

Nurses at one private hospital who stopped taking the subway to work, fearful of more exposure to the deadly virus, were using their cars — and hopeful that the city’s suspension of some parking rules would apply to them.

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(CBSDFW.COM/CNN) – The backlash continues after Austin Mayor Steve Adler hosted a wedding in early November, then hopped on a plane bound for Cabo San Lucas — all this after warning Austinites about an impending COVID-19 surge and urging them to stay home.

On Wednesday the Mayor posted a video on YouTube saying that he regrets traveling to Mexico as he encouraged residents to be cautious about the spread of the coronavirus.

“The first week of November, my daughter got married here in Austin, and like many other brides, she had to cancel her original plans in order to follow the rules, and instead she had a small mostly family, very private wedding,” he said. “Afterward, a small, mostly family group traveled to Mexico.”

“I want you to know that I regret that travel. I wouldn’t travel now. I didn’t over Thanksgiving, and I won’t over Christmas, and no one

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A Morris County schools superintendent says some parents have not been cooperating with coronavirus safety protocols by sending children to school when sick, not reporting positive COVID-19 results and ducking questions about Thanksgiving holiday travel.

Students returned to Chatham High School on Monday, and by Tuesday the district had received reports from parents of seven confirmed coronavirus cases, Superintendent Michael LaSusa said.

LaSusa told parents in a letter that school officials and nurses have “experienced challenges in some cases with obtaining accurate information from some parents about exposure to COVID, symptomatology of students, and travel over the long weekend.”

The high school has suspended in-person instruction until Dec. 16 “due to 7 reported cases in such a short period of time and reports of additional exposures over the holiday weekend,” LaSusa told NJ Advance Media on Thursday.

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London’s TechAlliance, an agency supporting technology businesses, has been working with Rivard, supporting his efforts to find new business since entertainment and events have been shut down.

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The last remaining foreign staff of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have left North Korea, the latest in a mass exodus of foreigners amid strict coronavirus lockdowns.

North Korea has reported zero confirmed cases of coronavirus, but the government has imposed stifling measures that in some cases go beyond the controls already in place in the politically and economically isolated country.

International ICRC staff left Pyongyang on Wednesday and the organisation’s ongoing work there will be managed by its delegation in Beijing, said Graziella Leite Piccoli, the ICRC’s deputy head of delegation for east Asia.

“They have completed their assignments in the DPRK,” she said, using the initials of North Korea’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. “They will be going to their home countries to reunite with their families.”

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