As the weather begins to change and the days gets shorter we start to look ahead to the holidays. This holiday season will be like no other thanks to the lingering concerns of the COVID-19.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released their guidelines for the remainder of 2020, including Halloween and the upcoming holidays. The CDC is recommending putting trick-or-treating and costume parties on hold so as not to further spread the coronavirus.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released their guidelines for the remainder of 2020, including Halloween. The CDC is recommending putting trick-or-treating and costume parties on hold so as not to further spread the coronavirus.

When it comes to Thanksgiving, Governor Murphy is stressing the importance of limiting Thanksgiving dinner to immediate family members and a very small gathering of relatives and friends according to  NJ.com. Relative and friends traveling through airports could increase the chance of spreading the virus.

The Governor is also suggesting moving Thanksgiving dinner outside  around a fire pit or cranking up a patio heater if you have one.    

The CDC is also recommending that we steer clear of Black Friday and Thanksgiving Dinner.

I'm OK with Black Friday since I was never a fan of getting up at 3 AM to go shopping and having to deal with insane crowds. Most of my holiday shopping will be probably get done online.

The recommendations for this year's Turkey Dinner according to the CDC are:

  • Have a small dinner with only family that live in your household.
  • Prepare traditional recipes for family and friends and deliver them without contact. Especially those who are at a higher risk for COVID-19.
  • Have a virtual dinner and share recipes with family and friends.
  • Watch endless football, parades and holiday movies from home.

Check back for more updates concerning this very different holiday season.

sources: nj.com cdc.gov

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