Fairfield doctor: People gathering for Thanksgiving should get tested for COVID-19 beforehand

A Fairfield doctor says if you're planning to spend Thanksgiving with others, it would be smart to get tested for COVID-19 before the gathering.

News 12 Staff

Nov 15, 2020, 5:55 PM

Updated 1,308 days ago

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A Fairfield doctor says if you're planning to spend Thanksgiving with others, it would be smart to get tested for COVID-19 before the gathering.
Dr. Lee Forest, of Fairfield Family Physicians affiliated with Bridgeport Hospital and St. Vincent's Medical Center, tells News 12 this is especially important for people who may be asymptotic to the virus so they don't spread anything when together.
Gov. Ned Lamont announced in early November that all private gatherings are limited to 10 people, which may alter your Thanksgiving plans. Forest says the larger the gathering, the more potential for spread of the virus.
He says to avoid close contact at Thanksgiving and suggests wearing a mask at all times if you're indoors except when you're eating.


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