CDC Tips On Returning To Work After The Holidays


KEY POINTS

  • People are now preparing to return to work after the Thanksgiving holiday
  • The CDC highly recommends staying home when one can
  • The CDC encourages avoiding sharing items with others and washing hands often at the workplace

Returning to work after the Thanksgiving holiday could come with health risks if there are co-workers who spent the day with people from different households and may not have used pandemic protective measures. Still, there are ways to minimize one’s risk of contracting the coronavirus.

Although it is generally safer and better to stay at home when one can, here are a few tips to consider when preparing to report back to work in the next few days.

1. Stay home when needed

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people who are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home. Those living with people displaying symptoms of the illness

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Portugal to ban domestic travel, close schools around national holidays


LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal is to ban domestic travel and close schools around two upcoming holidays in a bid to reduce the spread of coronavirus ahead of Christmas, Prime Minister Antonio Costa said on Saturday.

FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a protective mask speaks with a driver of a tram during the coronavirus outbreak in downtown Lisbon, Portugal, October 31, 2020. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante/File Photo

Travel between municipalities will be banned from 11 p.m. on Nov. 27 to 5 a.m. on Dec. 2, and then again from 11 p.m. on Dec. 4 to 5 a.m. on Dec. 9, to prevent movement around national holidays on Dec. 1 and Dec. 8.

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Portugal to Ban Domestic Travel, Close Schools Around National Holidays | World News


LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal is to ban domestic travel and close schools around two upcoming holidays in a bid to reduce the spread of coronavirus ahead of Christmas, Prime Minister Antonio Costa said on Saturday.

Travel between municipalities will be banned from 11 p.m. on Nov. 27 to 5 a.m. on Dec. 2, and then again from 11 p.m. on Dec. 4 to 5 a.m. on Dec. 9, to prevent movement around national holidays on Dec. 1 and Dec. 8.

Schools will close on the Mondays before both holidays, while businesses must close early. Employers are being encouraged to give workers the day off in order to minimise travel activity.

“We continue to have a very high number of cases which is a threat to our health,” Costa told a press conference. “We must persist to not only halt that growth rate but invert it.”

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Here’s why health experts say gathering in groups over the holidays is a bad idea during the pandemic


Evidence of such coronavirus spreads has already been seen in many parts of the country this year — including at funerals, weddings and even small to medium-sized get togethers with friends.

Now, as Thanksgiving quickly approaches, health experts are worried holiday gatherings — even if they are not large in size — could result in massive spreading nationwide.

“One of our concerns is people over the holiday season will get together and they may actually be bringing infection with them to that small gathering and not even know it,” Dr. Henry Walke, Covid-19 incident manager for the CDC, told reporters in a conference call on Thursday.

A ‘domino effect’

Even intimate gatherings can have consequences.

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