“We’re very concerned and we always see a little bit of a bump after holidays, and sometimes a large bump,” US Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams, said on ABC’s This Week on Sunday, when asked about concerns about a post-holiday surge of Covid-19 and the number of people who traveled.
“The important thing for people to understand is that even if you traveled, it doesn’t mean you just throw your hands up in the air and say ‘oh well,’” Adams said. “There are measures that you can take.”
Adams noted the CDC recommendations that people get tested three to five days after travel or after being around people without masks being worn.
“Getting that test now means that if you were exposed to asymptomatic spread from someone else, we can find out and we can limit your ability to spread to others,” Adams said.
He also said that “you should definitely stay away from vulnerable people,” over the next fourteen days if you traveled, “so you don’t give them coronavirus from your holiday gathering.”