Thanksgiving travel week is upon us, but coronavirus cases have surged across the country and sapped much of that annual excitement.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued advice last week that couldn’t have come at a worse time for those hoping for holiday comfort from loved ones: Postpone travel and stay home to best protect yourself and others from getting or spreading the virus.
While some folks will defy that advice for their own reasons, others are compelled to travel because of colleges closing for winter break or as part of their job as essential workers. So here are a few tips to help you stay safe on that journey this week.
• Travel by car if that’s an option. Make as few stops as possible, and when you do, wear your masks and use hand sanitizer. Avoid crowded indoor spaces such as convenience stores and restaurants. Instead,