CDC recommends hosting Thanksgiving dinner outside and requiring guests to wear masks

by Jordyn Pair · Nov 10th, 2020 1:55 pm

Last Updated Nov 12th, 2020 at 6:21 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released new guidelines for Thanksgiving celebrations in the U.S. as cases continue to surge.

The CDC said that celebrating virtually or with members of your own household only poses the lowest risk, while celebrating with other households or with college students returning home has varying levels of risk.

The health agency also suggests having gatherings mostly outside and encouraged mask-wearing and social distancing. It also said people should avoid potluck-style dinners and encourage guests to bring their own food.

It also asked people organizing and attending holiday gatherings to consider the number of coronavirus cases both in their area and in their guests' areas.

Read the CDC's full guidelines here.


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