Thanksgiving is here, and although any other year would bring the anticipation of eating great food and spending quality time with loved ones, yet again, the pandemic has loomed over our regular programmed festivities. Instead of sitting around the dinner table, you and yours may be sitting in front of your laptops and maybe it’s takeout instead of the massive dinner courses. It’s all a little different, but one thing is for sure, you can still spend time with your family and friends but in a socially distanced way. As well as quality time, you can even go all out with your Thanksgiving feast, but you’re more likely to have weeks worth of leftovers instead of days.
But, this is the reality of COVID-19 and holidays. If it means sacrificing the crowded houses filled with savory food to save the lives of your loved ones and others you may come in contact with. The price feels right. But, if you’re stuck with a lack of ideas on the alternative ways to spend the holiday, then the CDC has just the thing.
Like, Halloween and other holidays they’ve compiled a list of how you don’t have to sacrifice your festivities as long as you safely go about them. From bringing your utensils to a party, hosting a small gathering outdoors where everyone can remain at a safe distance, or hosting a virtual Thanksgiving party in which everyone can still hang out, but the risk of contracting COVID-19 is minimized. And if you plan on going shopping, then maybe switch to online deals or open-air markets. Bustle has also compiled a list of the activities you can do if you’re alone this Thanksgiving.
And if you don’t want to read a bunch of articles giving you advice, then take to social media for an alternative plan. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she’ll be spending her Thanksgiving via Zoom call. Many others have chimed in on their plans to safely spend the holiday. It’s nice to know we’re all in this one together:
Time to get creative, folks! https://t.co/EyCvDNzpWv
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 13, 2020
And if you’re traveling this year then make sure to take precautions and think of the ways you can prevent any spread to those around you. Ultimately, our holidays this year and possibly next, won’t be the same as years previous, but we can all do our part to ensure that we prevent the spread of COVID-19 for as long as possible. All in the hopes that our future holidays won’t look so bleak and we can reunite with our loved ones to spend the holidays how they were intended.