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CDC Recommends Virtual Thanksgiving to Reduce Risk of COVID-19 Spread

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends having a 'virtual dinner' this Thanksgiving to lower the risk of getting and spreading COVID-19.

Posted: Sep 28, 2020 1:56 PM

With Thanksgiving less than two months away, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released guidelines on how to protect yourself and others amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The CDC has categorized different Thanksgiving activities as Lower, Moderate, and Higher Risk.

For "lower risk" activities, the CDC recommends sharing recipes with family and friends and having a "virtual dinner" this Thanksgiving. According to the CDC, having a small dinner with only people who live in your household is another way to ensure a "lower risk" of COVID-19 spread.

The CDC says "moderate risk" activities include having a small outdoor dinner with family and friends who live in your community, visiting pumpkin patches or orchards where people use hand sanitizer before touching pumpkins or picking apples, or attending a small outdoor sports event with safety precautions in place.

Higher risk activities that the CDC suggests people avoid to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 include going shopping in crowded stores, participating or being a spectator at a crowded race, attending crowded parades, using alcohol or drugs "which can cloud judgment and increase risky behaviors," and attending large indoor gatherings with people from outside of your household.

You can see a full list of recommendations for Fall holidays including Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Día de los Muertos on the CDC's website.



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