Application measures the risk of contagion during the holidays – .

Thanksgiving is just a few days away, when millions of families will come together, but these encounters pose a risk as experts say they are one of the most common places to transmit the virus.

Ideally, the celebration is for a single family living together.

“If you are going to have more than one family, do it outside, try to reduce the total number to 10 people at the party and have each person at a table in your home, that is, do not mix people from different homes at the same table”, recommends Dr. Aileen Marty, an infectious disease expert at FIU.

Given the risk that exists, the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) developed a virtual map that shows the percentage of risk of contracting the virus depending on the number of people in the event.

For example, a meeting with 15 people in West Palm Beach has a risk of 18%, in Broward it increases to 20%, in Miami-Dade the risk is 27%, in Monroe County it is 29% and in Colliers County it decreases to 16%.

The recommendation of the experts is that these meetings do not have more than 10 people to minimize the risk of contagion.

Those who get tested for COVID-19 before family gatherings should take preventive measures after the test to avoid any contagion after the day of the test.

Click here to access the Georgia Tech virtual map.