Is It Safe To Gather For Thanksgiving?

November 17, 2020 8:10 pm Published by

With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise many experts are warning against gatherings of any size, especially around the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) has issued the following information about gatherings of any kind during Thanksgiving:

  • The length of time spent at a gathering matters, the longer the gathering, the higher the risk of transmission
  • Travel should be limited to car travel as bus, plane, and train travel present greater risks. Of course, any travel that includes stops at rest stops via a car could be troubling as well.
  • Limit the size of your gathering, especially those that will be held indoors. While the CDC is not recommending a certain number of people at gatherings, the number should be limited to those that are able to keep distance of at least six feet in a closed space.
  • Adherence to COVID guidelines such as social distancing, mask wearing and hand washing are a must at gatherings of any type

While there is no direct limit to Thanksgiving gatherings, they are considered by the CDC to be high risk and participating in such a gathering requires attendees to be extremely cautious and follow all guidance of gatherings.

Here in Connecticut indoor gatherings are currently limited to 10 people under the Phase 2.1 guidance from the Governor’s office.