With the nation in the midst of a surge in COVID-19 cases, fewer people are expected to make their annual treks to gather with friends and family this Thanksgiving.
Lancaster County set a daily record for new COVID-19 cases this weekend when it recorded 465 Sunday, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. That’s 97 more new cases than the previous record of 368 set Thursday. Another 181 new county cases were recorded Monday.
AAA is anticipating at least a 10% drop from last year’s 55 million travelers, the largest one-year decrease since the Great Recession in 2008.
“The wait-and-see travel trend continues to impact final travel decisions, especially for the Thanksgiving holiday,” said Paula Twidale, AAA Travel senior vice president. “The decision to travel is a personal one. For those who are considering making a trip, the majority will go by car, which provides the flexibility to