Virtual will probably be the way to go for this year’s big Thanksgiving get-together.
Thanksgiving is still weeks away, but the planning that goes into getting everyone around the dinner table would be starting soon — if it wasn’t 2020.
There are three tiers of risk when it comes to celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday this year.
They are categorized as lower, moderate and higher risks.
Lower risk activities include:
- Having a small dinner with people living in your home.
- Preparing a meal for someone at risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and performing a no-contact delivery.
- Having a virtual dinner with extended family and friends and sharing recipes.
- Watching parades, sports and movies at home instead of with a crowd.
Moderate risk activities include:
- Having a small outdoor dinner with family and friends in your community.
- Visiting pumpkin patches or orchards but making sure all people use hand sanitizer, wear masks and practice social distancing.
- Attending small outdoor sports events with safety rules in place.
Higher risk activities include:
- Going shopping with crowds.
- Participating, or watching a crowded sporting event.
- Attending large parades.
- Attending large indoor gatherings with people who don’t live with you.
The reconsidering of the traditional Thanksgiving holiday will also include after-dinner events like Black Friday. The CDC suggests instead of heading to the crowded mall, you should hit the computer and do your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping online.
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