CDC Updated Their Thanksgiving Guidelines. See What they're Saying Now.

As we continue the holiday season in a pandemic each holiday poses another risk of spreading or getting the coronavirus.

Yesterday the CDC updated their guidelines of how to have a safe Thanksgiving. They probably did this since numbers in the U.S. continue to surge.

Their first thing they suggest is only celebrate with people you live with. Which I know can be very tough if you don't live with your family.

They did say though, if you do plan to celebrate with people that you don't live with, take steps to reduce your risk of getting it.

Wear a fitted mask, Stay 6ft apart and they recommend bringing your own plate, cup and utensils. Avoid going in and out of the kitchen while food is being prepared.

"If you are traveling, the guidance emphasizes checking travel restrictions, getting your flu shot, wearing a mask, distancing, and washing hands often in public places."

They also suggested that you try and do a pre-planned quarantine. You'd have to start doing this by November 13. (Thanksgiving is on Nov. 26th)

Check out some other tips on how to reduce your risk of getting/spreading coronavirus during Thanksgiving. CLICK HERE

According to the CDC -

Here are the Low Risk Activities

  • 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 doesn’t 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

Moderate risk Activities

  • Having a small outdoor dinner with family and friends who live in your community
  • Lower your risk by following CDC’s 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

High Risk Activities

  • Going shopping in crowded stores just before, on, or after Thanksgiving
  • Participating or being a spectator at a crowded race
  • Attending crowded parades
  • Attending large indoor gatherings with people from outside of your household
  • Using alcohol or drugs that may alter judgment and make it more difficult to practice COVID-19 safety measures.

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