It's Thanksgiving up in Canada! While you want to enjoy the holiday with your family and friends, it's important to follow certain safety precautions due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Here are a few tips to help you have a safe Canadian Thanksgiving during COVID-19.
Limit Who You're Celebrating With
On normal years you may have had all of your extended family over for Thanksgiving dinner. 2020 is not a normal year. It's important to understand that the pandemic is forcing all of us to change our daily routines. Thanksgiving needs to change as well. Limit the number of people you are celebrating with. Keep it to your family bubble. Extended family can virtually attend. By having small numbers of people with you, the risk of COVID-19 transmission drastically reduces.
Isolate If You're Ill
With past Thanksgivings maybe people attended if they had a minor case of the sniffles or a headache. This year, if someone isn't feeling well then they should skip all festivities. This goes for immediate family members as well. If someone has been isolating, keep them isolated. Don't feel as if they need to attend Thanksgiving dinner.
Keep Certain Activities Outdoors
During Thanksgiving sometimes people stop by to say hi or drop off Thanksgiving gifts. While in the past you may have invited them in for a bite or a quick conversation, keep all activities outdoors this year. Remember to practice social distancing and keep your bubble intact.