Skip to comments.CDC makes recommendations for Thanksgiving 2020 gatherings: Keep them small and local
Posted on 09/28/2020 12:42:08 PM PDT by lightman
Thanksgiving 2020, for many, may be celebrated in new ways this year, as Americans make adjustments to accommodate the risks involved with the coronavirus pandemic.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued recommendations to guide Americans as they plan for one of the most anticipated holidays of the year.
The agency stresses that these considerations are suggested to help protect individuals, their families, friends, and communities from COVID-19, and are meant to supplement - not replace - any state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with which holiday gatherings must comply.
The CDC said that at a holiday celebration, there are several factors that contribute to the risk of getting infected or infecting others with the virus that causes COVID-19. The following factors, in combination, the agency says, will create various amounts of risk, so it is important to consider them individually and together:
Community levels of COVID-19 - both in the gathering location, as well as where attendees have traveled from Location of the gathering - indoor gatherings typically pose more risk than outdoor gatherings Duration of the gathering - those that last longer pose more risk than shorter gatherings Size of attendance - those with more people pose more risk Locations attendees are traveling from - attendees who are traveling from different places pose a higher risk than gatherings with attendees who live in the same area Behaviors of attendees prior to the gathering - attendees who choose not to adhere to social distancing, mask wearing, hand washing, and other prevention measures pose more risk than those gatherings with attendees who are practicing these preventative behaviors Behaviors of attendees during the gathering - gatherings with more preventive measures in place pose less risk than gatherings where fewer or no preventive measures are being implemented
Since travel increases the chance of getting and spreading the coronavirus, the CDC says that staying home is the best way to protect both yourself and others. However, if you must travel, be informed of the risks involved.
The CDC has ranked a number of popular Thanksgiving holiday activities according to their level of risk. Here is a list of activities considered higher risk that the CDC says should be avoided:
Going shopping in crowded stores just before, on, or after Thanksgiving Participating or being a spectator at a crowded race Attending crowded parades Using alcohol or drugs, which can cloud judgement Attending large indoor gatherings with people from outside of your household
The CDC has provided this list of activities considered moderate risk:
Having a small outdoor dinner with family and friends who live in your community Lower your risk by following CDCs recommendations on hosting gatherings or cook-outs. Visiting pumpkin patches or orchards where people use hand sanitizer before touching pumpkins or picking apples, wearing masks is encouraged or enforced, and people are able to maintain social distancing Attending a small outdoor sports events with safety precautions in place
According to the CDC, the following list of holiday activities is considered lower risk:
Having a small dinner with only people who live in your household
Preparing traditional family recipes for family and neighbors, especially those at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19, and delivering them in a way that doesnt involve contact with others
Having a virtual dinner and sharing recipes with friends and family
Shopping online rather than in person on the day after Thanksgiving or the next Monday
Watching sports events, parades, and movies from home
The CDC has provided additional holiday guidelines on its website.
So you made my “go #### yourself CDC” kind of irrelevant.
But I added it anyway :)
I would love to see CDC guidance on riots.
I dare them!
Just plain stupid. If you feel sick, stay home. Most people do NOT have the bug. Stop making us all enemies.
This is silly. The WuFlu will be over and history shortly after 3 November in plenty of time for Thanksgiving.
Depending on the political climate after the election, some family get-togethers could see some violent arguments. In extreme cases, these could result in a spike of “COVID” deaths, caused by sharp objects.
Shop on line instead of going to the super market...Yeh...you don’t need fresh air, sunshine and exercise to live. Stop this nonsense.
The Plannedemic puritans are petrified at the thought that someone, somewhere, might actually be having FUN.
Hey, CDC: NOBODY keeps me from deep frying turkey for friends and families, you sunsofbitches.
Bet our politicians and bureaucrats won’t.
Just watch after the at risk.
Hey CDC, Go fu*k yourselves! And take Fauci and Birx with you!
Have a virtual dinner????
Thanksgiving sounds like a fine day to call the Police on Elected Officials all across America for having an Unauthorized Gathering over 10 people.
If the true believers insist on still being absurd, at least I won’t have to travel and be late for other people’s reasons.
I would be ok with a cheeseburger and fries. The spouse wants traditional with the extended family as a rule.
The traditional meal never appealed to me much.
Given all the travel restrictions in place anyway, large gatherings are still kind of out of the question. Besides, with the likely chance Trump will be re-elected President, large family gatherings are out for psychological reasons given how insane many Left-leaning family members have become.
How about this CDC Fog off in a big way
F**K THEM! Don’t be telling us how our families are supposed to function or celebrate holidays!
Yay!!! I’m off the hook!!!
I love Thanksgiving on my terms... and usually I get invited to my ex sister in law and all those kids and endless television, and since I was a military cook way back in my youth I usually have to pitch in (take over) just to pull the meal together in a timely fashion, to the relief of all concerned. The boys hunt and usually bring 2 or 3 deer, so they’re occupied and the the guys my age are couch potatoes and watch the boob-tube all day. The teens are outside and inside...
Not that I don’t like it... but this year I just want be home grilling a small bird with a few sides and not a big production.
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