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How to stay healthy if you travel for the holiday

Posted at 3:18 PM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 18:50:45-05

TULSA, Okla. — As coronavirus cases rise in Oklahoma along with a warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention not to travel this Thanksgiving, Oklahomans are still heading the road this week.

The State Commissioner of Health Dr. Lance Frye is asking Oklahomans to take precautions this holiday.

“While they may seem innocuous, remember that gathers of people with more than 10 have the potential to spread the virus in our communities," Frye said.

Frye suggest a virtual dinner with family and friends, much like a Zoom meeting.

If you plan a sit down, face to face dinner, Frye suggested doing it outdoors or in a well ventilated area.

"Keep your mask on when you’re not eating or drinking and encourage your guest to do the same,” he said.

If you are traveling out of state, Frye suggested you get tested. However, he has a warning.

“I don’t want people to get a false sense of security from a test," Frye said. "Your chance of testing positive in the first three days of exposure is basically almost zero.”

Frye recommends following all CDC guidelines of social distancing, especially around those not from your immediate household.

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