Lines to get tested for coronavirus are growing long ahead of Thanksgiving and amid rising cases

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And while the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday recommended not traveling for Thanksgiving and encouraged people to celebrate in person only with their own households, some health officials have offered competing messages about how — and whether — people without symptoms should get tested if they insist on gathering for the holiday.Queues of cars have been forming outside testing sites run by states, counties, health care systems and pharmacies in numerous cities in recent days, including in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights.An hour before the state-run site at the Arlington International Racecourse even opened Wednesday morning, numerous people waited in a line of vehicles snaked along several streets, video from CNN affiliate WBBM showed.In Massachusetts, where officials are urging even asymptomatic people to get free testing in certain communities with elevated spread of the virus, people sat in cars for up to four hours Tuesday at Lawrence General Hospital’s drive-in site north of Boston, CNN affiliate WBZ reported.”I think it’s a combination of holidays coming up, but also just the uptick in the (infection) numbers out there,” the hospital’s Dr. George Kondylis told WBZ.In Boston, Sparsha Pun waited for a …

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