Health experts: ‘Don’t let your guard down on Thanksgiving’

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — Thanksgiving is normally a time of gathering. But with a pandemic, health experts say you should stay home.

Melissa Brantley from The South Central Health District, says consider only eating with your immediate family.

“We know it’s not ideal but hopefully next year things can be back to normal,” said Brantley.

Health experts say if you do gather, social distance and wear a mask. If you feel sick, stay home join in on festivities over Zoom or FaceTime.

Michael Hokanson, with The North Central Health District, says each time there’s a holiday weekend, a spike in cases followed two weeks later.

“While cases are increasing we need to make sure everybody is being extra careful and following those guidelines,” said Hokanson.

Brantley advises everyone to get creative with their dinners this year, just like her family.

“We’re doing a food drop off so everyone is doing the same food items but we divvying it out to each other,” said Brantley.

That way you get the Thanksgiving experience in a safe way.

If you want to use Zoom for your Thanksgiving dinner, they’re lifting the 40 minute time limit for meetings on Thanksgiving Day.

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