Biden: Thanksgiving celebrations should include "maximum 10 people," include masks and social distancing

by Laura Mize · Nov 17th, 2020 1:12 pm

Last Updated Nov 18th, 2020 at 2:09 am

Former Vice President Joe Biden advised Americans on Monday to limit their Thanksgiving celebrations to "five people, maximum 10 people" who wear masks and practice social distancing.

He offered the comments during a press conference in response to a reporter who asked what he would say to people who want to get together with others for Thanksgiving. Biden also said the people who attend should be people who have been in quarantine, and that the recommendations he mentioned had been conveyed to him by health officials. He added that he and his wife had decided to gather with people who "were tested, recently tested within 24 hours."

"I would strongly urge for the sake — not just your sake, for the sake of your children, your mother, your father, your sisters, your brothers, whoever you get together at Thanksgiving, think about this," he said. "There should be no group more than 10 people in one room, I mean, inside the home."

Biden also said it is "irresponsible" to encourage people not to wear masks, adding that "there's nothing macho about not wearing a mask."


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