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What You Should Do if You Traveled for Thanksgiving

Tips from experts on the front lines

The United States experienced a pandemic travel peak during the Thanksgiving holiday. Experts concerned about the potential for more spread of Covid-19 during a national surge are recommending that people act as though they’ve been exposed, reports Yasmin Tayag for Medium’s Coronavirus Blog.

“People should quarantine when they return,” Abraar Karan, MD, an internal medicine doctor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, tells Tayag. “The reason is that we have high levels of viral transmission and people will often not know that they have been exposed.” Read the rest of the judgment-free advice below.

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Alexandra Sifferlin

Alexandra Sifferlin

Health and science journalist. Former editor of Medium’s Covid-19 Blog and deputy editor at Elemental. TIME Magazine writer before that