The number of people traveling to celebrate Thanksgiving grew as new coronavirus cases reached 200,000 a day in the United States. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave an order last November 19, 2020, forcing Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving. But, many people would still travel over the holiday week. On November 20, 2020, the number of travelers screened at US airport security checkpoints surpassed 1 million for only the second time following March. Gail Duilio, an ex-public health nurse in Portland, Oregon, had considered not flying to Minnesota for the holiday and her mother’s 93rd birthday. She said when she was thinking about plans to travel a month ago, she felt the danger vs. benefits weighed on the side of going.