"We are alarmed."
Dr. Henry Walke, MD, COVID-19 Incident Manager as the CDC advises limiting Thanksgiving celebrations to people you live with and not traveling to stop the surging number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths due to COVID-19..
- The CDC warns that both travel and gathering with people who you do not live can increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19.
- The advice comes one week ahead of the holiday after more than 1 million COVID-19 cases were reported in America over the last 7 days.
- Many states and cities have recently announced additional gathering restrictions ahead of Thanksgiving.
- The CDC says there are three things everyone can to celebrate safely: wear a mask, stay at least six feet away from people who don’t live with you, and wash your hands often.