The health authorities of United States recommended on Wednesday to their citizens that they stay home during the end of the year festivities and that if they decide to travel they should have diagnostic tests for COVID-19 before and after your trip.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) argued that staying home is still the best way to stay safe and protect others.
That’s the same advice the CDC made before the holiday. Thanksgiving Day, But many Americans decided to travel anyway. As COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise, the CDC now added the testing recommendation.
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The CDC said that even if few people were infected while traveling on Thanksgiving, that could still result in hundreds of thousands of new infections.
During a press conference, health authorities said that citizens who decide to travel should consider getting tested for COVID-19 one to three days before their trips and again three to five days after. They also recommended cutting back on nonessential activities for a full week after the trip or for 10 days if no post-test is done.