However, they are also providing some detailed guidance on how to travel and celebrate with others if you're going to do that.
"Travel may increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19", the agency says on its website. "Postponing travel and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others this year". Are cases high or increasing in your community or your destination?
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Instead of travelling, the recommendations advised for people to just celebrate the holiday within the same household, which was defined as anyone who has been in the same home within the last 14 days.
Do your plans include traveling by bus, train, or plane which might make staying six feet apart hard?
The updated CDC guidance, which are "strong recommendations" rather than a mandate, comes at a time when the USA has hit multiple grim milestones within the last week. The CDC has resources for you to find the answers to some of these questions here. Public health experts have three words for you: "don't do it". "Wear a mask and safely store your mask while eating and drinking".More news: U.S. election: Georgia vote audit confirms Biden victory
Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer.
During a news conference on Thursday, Dr. Henry Walke, the CDC's COVID-19 incident manager, relayed a grim warning for those who may ignore the warnings and decide to travel.
For overnight guests, the CDC recommends assessing for risk for infection, wearing masks while inside the house, improving ventilation, avoiding singing or shouting indoors, avoiding interactions with household pets, monitoring guests for symptoms, and spending time outdoors.More news: California Medical Association officials attended French Laundry dinner party with Gavin Newsom