As COVID-19 Cases Climb, How Safe Is It To Go Home For The Holidays?

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17. Coronavirus cases are surging across the country as the holiday season approaches, leaving many families with questions about traveling to gather together. Daniel Slim/AFP via Getty Images

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On Friday, the U.S. hit its highest number of daily coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. Holiday travel could lead to even more drastic and deadly spikes.

As cases surge throughout the country, many people are wondering how to plan for the holidays. Is it safe for kids to see their grandparents? Should people be gathering as usual for big Thanksgiving dinners?

How should people travel -- to drive or to fly? You sent us your questions -- and we put them to NPR's Allison Aubrey and David Schaper, who reported out some answers ahead of a typically busy season for gathering and travel. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

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This episode was produced by Brianna Scott and Lee Hale.

It was edited by Sami Yenigun with help from Wynne Davis, Roberta Rampton and Joe Neel.

Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.

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