The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advised people to stay home for Thanksgiving amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying that traveling for the holiday increases the risk of the virus’s spread.

The CDC’s guidelines for the holiday suggest lower-risk alternatives such as small dinners with household members only or virtual dinners.

The CDC also discouraged against activities such as shopping in crowded stores and participating or being a spectator at crowded races or parades, instead advising to shop and view such events from home.

As of Monday, the U.S. has more than 7.1 million coronavirus cases, including roughly 205,000 deaths, according to a Johns Hopkins University tracker.

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