The CDC Now Recommends Having A Virtual Thanksgiving
Are you looking forward to gathering together with family, friends, and neighbors this holiday season? Well, if you are someone that follows with strict guidance everything the CDC says, your Thanksgiving is going to look a lot different.
According to CBS News, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has put out guidance calling for Americans to have a virtual Thanksgiving instead of inviting everyone over to your house.
The agency recommends families skip traveling altogether and have smaller Thanksgiving dinners with people only living in the same household. The CDC also recommends having a virtual dinner and sharing recipes with friends and family, as a way to celebrate the holiday while social distancing.
The CDC also recommends "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 doesn't involve contact with others."
In addition to alternative Thanksgiving Day activities, the CDC also has recommendations for Thanksgiving weekend, saying people should shop online rather than in-person on Black Friday and the following Monday.
The CDC is even recommending that people stay away from sporting events and parades. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will go on but will be a television only event for the first time in its history.
No word yet on what the CDC is recommending for Christmas and New Year's Eve but one can assume it will be more of the same.