Five states will be part of a pilot program introducing rapid, point-of-care COVID-19 tests through the Department of Health and Human Services. The test was developed by Cue Health and uses the same diagnostics that the NBA used in its bubble to finish the season. (CNBC)

Americans should not travel for Thanksgiving, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency has also provided recommendations on its site for how to travel safely during the pandemic. (AP News)

Hospitalizations due to coronavirus have increased by nearly 50% in the past two weeks in the U.S. There were also more than 163,975 new daily cases on Wednesday. (Bloomberg)

President-elect Joe Biden’s coronavirus task force has yet to be briefed by the current administration. It is believed this could interfere the new administration’s ability to implement a plan once in office. (Reuters)

Johnson & Johnson has pledged $100 million to eliminate health inequities for Black people and other communities of color in the U.S. The company also set a goal of achieving 50% growth of its Black talent at the levels of manager and above. (MM+M)