Should You Stay or Should You Go: The Holiday-Seasons-During-COVID-19 Question
The holiday season is here, and many Americans are still trying to determine whether a visit to family or friends is feasible during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Should we travel or isolate? Should we Zoom, and with whom? The details and factors to consider are many.
Contributing to the dilemma, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently advised against traveling during the recent Thanksgiving holiday unless doing so was essential. And the uptick in cases nationwide attributed to travel that occurred supports their continuing this advice for the remaining holidays. This recommendation seems particularly most severe, since it's the time of year when many of us look forward to getting together with our loved ones living near and far from us.
As you consider your options and related consequences, Einstein's blog The Doctor's Tablet, offers a post from Dr. Paul Marantz, "COVID-19: There's No Space at Home for the Holidays?," about the difficult decision-making process posed to us by increasing cases of COVID-19. We invite you to read the blog post (and other posts within The Doctor's Tablet) Also be sure to read our Around Campus story, “Know Before You Go…”, to be fully aware of expectations should you decide to travel.
Editor's Note: Posts on The Doctor's Tablet are written by Einstein faculty, staff, and students. If you've got an idea for a blog post, please contact David Flores.
Posted on: Friday, November 20, 2020