Travelers Use Caution At Logan Ahead Of Thanksgiving Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Center for Disease Control is recommending that people not travel for Thanksgiving this year or gather with different households.

This new recommendation comes after the U.S. recorded a million more coronavirus cases last week.

The CDC isn't going as far as telling Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving but they're warning against it. If you do have to travel this holiday, they say do it safely.

At Logan Airport Friday morning, a traveler named Andrew said he is flying to Jamaica. However, it's not for Thanksgiving, it's for work.

Andrew is a nurse and says he's not concerned about the air travel but is concerned about what happens after people land.

"We mingle with people because we think they're our friend and I know this person and we think that they don't have COVID. Next thing we know we come back to work and transmit and spread it to other individuals," Andrew said.

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The CDC said those who still choose to go back home or to a Thanksgiving dinner need to be careful, and anyone that has not lived in the household during the two weeks before Thanksgiving should stay in a separate area of the home, use a designated bathroom and wear a mask while indoors.

Governor Charlie Baker has urged residents to only gather with members of their household this holiday season.

Most people at Logan on Friday morning said they're not traveling for the holiday but for business.

However, traveling at this time of year is making some people like Ken nervous. "It's the first time I've traveled during the pandemic and I'm a little freaked by it," Ken said.

He said he has his N95 mask and gloves ready to go for his flight.

The CDC said those who do choose to travel should follow the everyday recommendations including wearing face covering, practice social distance and washing your hands often.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports

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