Thinking of traveling in the U.S.? Check which states have travel restrictions

  • With the Thanksgiving holiday almost here and more than 2 million new cases of the coronavirus already reported this month, nearly half the country, including all of the West Coast and the Northeast, has quarantine or travel restrictions.
  • The CDC now recommends that Americans stay home for the holiday and that people should travel as little as possible in general.
  • "Airports, bus stations, train stations, public transport, gas stations and rest stops are all places travelers can be exposed to the virus in the air and on surfaces," the CDC says on its website.

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Influenza and COVID-19 have such similar symptoms that you need to get tested to know what's making you miserable.

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How can I celebrate Thanksgiving safely this year?

Here are the updated CDC guidelines about holiday celebrations and small gatherings.

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The CDC issued an updated brief about how face masks protect the wearer and those around them, further underscoring the benefits of wearing them during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The World Health Organization says the virus can be transmitted in any kind of weather and that there is no reason to believe that cold weather can kill it.

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Am I immune to the coronavirus if I’ve already had it?

You have some immunity, but how much and for how long are still unanswered questions.

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What are the treatment options for COVID-19?

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Do I need to wear a mask if I'm 6 feet away from other people?

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Is it safe to stay in hotels during the pandemic?

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How does the coronavirus affect the heart?

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Public health glossary

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WHO's FAQ guide

See the World Health Organization's FAQ guide to get informed about the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus concerns grow as Thanksgiving approaches

Cases of the coronavirus continue to spike across the country as Thanksgiving approaches. The Air Force is deploying medical personnel to hard-hit North Dakota. NBC’s Gabe Gutierrez reports for TODAY from Bismarck.
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