WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, the Center for Disease Control recommended Americans stay home and host a virtual Thanksgiving dinner an to avoid traveling. The CDC said ravel may increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. Postponing travel and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others this year.
“More than 1 million COVID-19 cases were reported in the United States over the last 7 days. As cases continue to increase rapidly across the United States, the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving is to celebrate at home with the people you live with,” the CDC said. “Gatherings with family and friends who do not live with you can increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu.”
Instead, the CDC recommends you enjoy a virtual Thanksgiving celebration with your loved ones.
“You should consider making other plans, such as hosting a virtual gathering or delaying your travel,” the CDC said. “It’s important to talk with the people you live with and your family and friends about the risks of traveling for Thanksgiving. Celebrating virtually or with the people you live with is the safest choice this Thanksgiving.”
If you choose to attend a gathering, to make your celebration safer, the CDC recommends you bring your own food, drinks, plates, cups, and utensils to you Thanksgiving dinner celebration. While at grandma’s house wear a mask and avoid areas where food is being prepared.
If you insist on hosting a dinner, something the Democrats in America don’t want you doing this year, the CDC says consider moving the celebration outdoors, limit the number of guests and to clean and disinfect surfaces throughout the dinner.
How exactly does a virtual Thanksgiving dinner work?
The CDC says schedule a time to share a meal together virtually and to schedule a time to share a meal together virtually.