Yup, we want you to have a Happy Thanksgiving Day 2020. Although last year was more upbeat, we still can celebrate. Yet, differently and safely.
Some Fun Facts About Thanksgiving
Before looking at Thanksgiving Day 2020, we present these fun facts. As curated by Venngage.
Happy Thanksgiving Day 2020
There sure is a mixed message here as we get ready for Happy Thanksgiving Day 2020. For advice during this time of COVID-19, we cite two sources.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Celebrating virtually or with members of your own household (who are consistently taking measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19) poses the lowest risk for spread. Your household is anyone who currently lives and shares common spaces in your housing unit (such as your house or apartment). This can include family members, as well as roommates or people who are unrelated to you. People who do not currently live in your housing unit, such as college students who are returning home from school for the holidays, should be considered part of different households. In-person gatherings that bring together family members or friends from different households, including college students returning home, pose varying levels of risk.
Organizers and attendees of larger events should consider the risk of virus spread based on event size (number of attendees and other factors) and take steps to reduce the possibility of infection, as outlined in the Considerations for Events and Gatherings.
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Los Angeles Times
While we mourn what’s missing, remember what the Pilgrims were celebrating. They were thankful for having the resilience to make it through a challenging time of deprivation in a new land. With the help of Native Americans.
We are also in a new land, figuratively speaking, one of great uncertainty. And we too have people helping us through. Dedicated medical researchers developing treatments and vaccines. Doctors and nurses risking their lives to care for the sick. Essential workers keeping us stocked with food, electricity and water. Let’s show gratitude for their aid. We can work toward our shared survival by producing the personal protective gear needed by front-line healthcare workers and other essential staff. Supporting those in need. And keeping our social distances big, our complaining low, and our masks on.
We’re showing determination and a measure of creativity. Some people have been isolating for days already, willing to do whatever it takes to be able to greet people they care about on Thanksgiving Day. And possibly even give them a hug. Others are planning video calls to take the edge off their loneliness. Yet others deliver food and comfort to those who need help with survival at the most elemental levels.