Setting up turkey day? Here’s how to plan a COVID-safe Thanksgiving

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Thanksgiving 2020 may mean going without the usual big family dinner, but there’s still a lot to be thankful for and you can show it, without catching COVID. Here are a few suggestions from the CDC guidelines:

  • Enjoy Thanksgiving with only your closest circle of friends or immediate family. The latest New York guidelines limit personal gatherings to 10 or less.
  • Wear masks at all times when interacting with those who do not live in your household.
  • Avoid crowding or going in and out of food preparation areas, like the kitchen.
  • Where possible, bring your own food, plates, cups and utensils. Use paper products that can be discarded immediately after use.
  • Host dinner outdoors where weather and space permit.
  • Schedule a time to connect with family and friends virtually via a teleconferencing app.
  • If considering travel, review the recommended risk assessment questions to decide what’s best for your family.
  • Get a flu shot ahead of any planned travel.
  • Pack extra sanitizing supplies, masks, and gloves.
  • Double-check your state’s travel restrictions and plan COVID tests where necessary.
  • Maintain all recommended public safety precautions, i.e. mask wearing, social distancing, regular hand washing, etc.

Click here for a full list of the CDC Thanksgiving guidelines and suggestions for gathering alternatives.

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