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If You Traveled During Thanksgiving Weekend, Here's What You Need To Know
This Thanksgiving holiday was a lot different from usual. Although health officials warned against traveling during the holiday weekend, millions of Americans boarded airplanes and headed on road trips to see their loved ones.
If you traveled during Thanksgiving weekend, you may be wondering “what now?” According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, “Right now, as people go back we want to urge them if they’ve been in situations outside the family setting in which they really don’t know the level of exposure to be really careful when you return from the place you went or other people come back into your house that you’ve really got to understand the importance of trying to prevent further spread and further surge.”
According to the CDC, you should practice social distancing and wear a mask after traveling — you should even wear a mask inside of your home if you live with people who did not travel with you this past weekend.
Symptoms usually show up days after being infected with COVID-19, so it’s best to keep track of how you’re feeling and constantly washing your hands.
Dr. Fauci urges travelers to get tested when getting back home from traveling. “There almost certainly will be an uptick because of what has happened with the travel. We understand the importance of families getting together and its just something we have to deal with that we will likely have an increase in cases,” says Dr. Fauci.
If you traveled this past Thanksgiving weekend, make sure to self-quarantine for 14 days, watch out for symptoms of COVID-19 and get tested.