How To Enjoy Thanksgiving Safely, According To Experts

You can stay safe and still enjoy Thanksgiving this year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the smartest way to do so is to stay home, avoid travel, and host any gatherings outdoors if possible.

In the latest update from the CDC (released Monday, November 9th), they say the safest Thanksgiving plans are ones celebrated with members of your own household, and cautioned that older adults and others at heightened risk of severe illness from COVID-19 should avoid celebrating the holiday with people they do not live with.

Still, Lacy Fehrenbach, Washington state deputy secretary of health, encourages families to embrace new traditions this Turkey Day, like hiking outdoors, and limiting the dinner guest list so that people can still keep a six-foot distance while unmasked and eating. People who plan to quarantine before Turkey Day should plan to stay home beginning November 13th. With a bit of careful planning you can still have a safe Thanksgiving with at least a few loved ones.