The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended people not travel to Thanksgiving celebrations this year.
As COVID-19 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 agency writes on its website.
Travel 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.
“The safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year is at home with the people in your household,” said the CDC’s Dr. Erin Sauber-Schatz.
The safest way to celebrate #Thanksgiving is with your household members. Cook traditional family recipes, have a virtual dinner with your friends and family, or watch parades and movies from your cozy couch. More tips: https://t.co/zLzjYgnxYn. pic.twitter.com/v5Kv80iH4Z
— CDC (@CDCgov) November 18, 2020
More than 1 million COVID-19 cases were reported in the United States over the last seven days.
The CDC offers guidance having a safe Thanksgiving, including wearing a mask and practicing social distancing in addition to hygiene recommendations such as frequent hand-washing. Also recommended are alternatives to big gatherings such as sharing meals virtually and playing games at home with the family.
For more information, visit the CDC website.