Q: I know a lot of people who are traveling for the holidays, do you think that is safe?
A: Travel dramatically increases your chance of getting infected and infecting others and should be undertaken with caution. The CDC recommends you stay at home as much as possible and social distance. If you do decide to travel and take that risk to yourself and others, be aware that some communities within the United States may require visitors to quarantine themselves for 14 days upon entering the community or when returning home from a trip. When my family was in Africa and my grandmother could not come out to see us for Thanksgiving, she sent dozens of cookies packed in old Folgers cans. When we opened them up, it was if she was there. Please understand this is a temporary crisis we are having, and we will reunite in the same room with long hugs soon.