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COVID-19 testing increasing before holiday travel

There are three COVID-19 tests you can take
Posted at 9:47 AM, Dec 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-18 10:47:48-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Christmas is just one week away, and despite CDC warnings, millions across the country are expected to travel.

Experts are worried we could see another surge in new COVID-19 cases; however, it does seem that those looking to travel this holiday season are taking their health and the virus seriously.

David Kohll of Kohll's Pharmacy said they are seeing an increase in COVID-19 testing with the holidays approaching.

In November, the U.S. had more than 4 million new cases.

According to the COVID-19 tracking project, that number is more than double the record set in October.

If you plan to travel for Christmas, there are three COVID-19 tests you can take.

There are the PCR test and two rapid tests — rapid antibody and rapid antigen.

You may hear some people say that the rapid test is less effective.

That's not necessarily true. They just serve different purposes, depending on what state of COVID-19 exposure or believed exposure you are in.

It usually takes between one to three weeks to show symptoms after exposure.

3 News Now reporter Danielle Davis has more on how Nebraskans are handling this Christmas travel season above.

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