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CDC says Thanksgiving holiday travel will increase risk of COVID-19

Posted at 7:31 AM, Nov 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-07 10:32:39-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — From holiday shopping to traveling for the holidays there are a lot of activities that can put you at an increased risk of contracting COVID-19.

You might be getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving at the end of this month but be prepared to make changes to your festivities.

People across the nation travel for Thanksgiving.

The CDC said it's risky and instead you should simply share a meal with the people you already live with.

It also said to try calling or "zooming" with your loved ones in place of traveling.

If you do plan to have people over to celebrate keep the gatherings small.

As always be sure to wash your hands and try to social distance.