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Traveling during the holidays? Broome County Health Officials say to take precautions

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(WBNG) -- Last year, an estimated 55 million people traveled for Thanksgiving. But, this year, as the coronavirus pandemic remains a threat, the holidays may look a little different.

Broome County Health Officials say they anticipate less travel this year, but advise that if people are they should be taking precautions, including mask wearing and hand sanitizing, -- no matter if they're flying or driving.

Broome County Health Officials also say those who stay back may find ways to make new traditions. They add that if you're staying local to support local businesses, like ordering takeout or even a Thanksgiving meal.

They also add that they expect to see many more Zoom calls and Face time calls at the dinner table this year.

Should you be traveling to a state on the advisory list, health officials say it's necessary to self quarantine upon return to reduce the risk of transmission.


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