Dozens of people line up for tests before Thanksgiving

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As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, there are growing concerns about an increase in coronavirus cases.

The holidays are considered the busiest travel time of the year, but as New York continues to see an increase in positive cases, Governor Andrew Cuomo is asking New Yorkers to think twice before visiting friends and relatives.

Governor Cuomo is concerned that travel will only increase the high infection rates we are seeing now. But while it is concerning, people who were in line for the COVID-19 test in Boerum Hill say getting tested is one of the ways they hope to stop the spread of the virus.

“I think if you get tested and quarantine yourself, you take every precaution.” I know with my family we will eat early in the garage so not in an enclosed space as long as there is air circulation everyone is wearing a mask after eating, face shield, and just taking the necessary steps and everyone get tested first, I think that mitigates the risk of exposure, ”a resident told News 12.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has also spoken out on the increase in COVID-19 cases.

He says New Yorkers must do all they can to avoid a second wave. For now, schools are closed, but he says constant testing will be a big factor in getting them to reopen.

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