POST Online Media Lite Edition


CDC: Think about not traveling this holidays

Christian Fernsby |
The coronavirus pandemic has been stressful and isolating for many people, CDC said.

"Gatherings during the upcoming holidays can be an opportunity to reconnect with family and friends.

"This holiday season, consider how your holiday plans can be modified to reduce the spread of coronavirus to keep your friends, families, and communities healthy and safe.

"Celebrating virtually or with members of your own household who are consistently taking measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus poses the lowest risk for spread.

"Your household is anyone who currently lives and shares common spaces in your housing unit such as your house or apartment.

"This can include family members, as well as roommates or people who are unrelated to you.

"People who do not currently live in your housing unit, such as college students who are returning home from school for the holidays, should be considered part of different households.

"In person gatherings that bring together family members or friends from different households, including college students returning home, pose varying levels of risk.

"Organizers and attendees of larger events should consider the risk of virus spread based on event size number of attendees and other factors and take steps to reduce the possibility of infection."

What to read next

43 African countries under border closure as coronavirus cases top 225,000 continentwide
About 40 African countries under full border closure due to coronavirus
CDC: Most early coronavirus cases in New York City trace back to Europe