Is Covid Changing Your Plan for Holiday Gatherings?
I'm supposed to have a small gathering at my house for Thanksgiving dinner, 6 people total, but now I'm having second thoughts as I'm seeing the Covid rate increase now that people are staying more indoors. 4,400 new cases today in NJ.
My house is small and there really isn't a way to social distance. My husband wants everyone to wear masks. I wouldn't feel comfortable having everyone at the table together. Its too close. I thought I would spread them out over my kitchen and living room.
I'm thinking about not doing it because it doesn't sound like fun to me. I know my family will be disappointed if I cancel, but I'm considering it. I'm just wondering what others are doing.
We are invited to a small family gathering and I am wondering if I should go. Our nieces and nephews are in their 20s and 30s and working and socializing. No one will wear masks indoors and it will probably be too cold to open windows. I work, but am not in contact with many people. I can go days without talking to anyone. I don't know what to do.
We usually go to my mother’s for Thanksgiving, but she cancelled this year because her husband doesn’t feel comfortable having people over. He’s in his 80s, so I get it. My daughter and I will probably just cook at home.
My state now has a two week freeze to stop the spread of COVID because it's gotten out of hand. Starts on Wednesday and lasts until the 2nd. I was supposed to go to my roommate's family's for Thanksgiving but it was decided due to her getting sick with an upper respiratory infection (not COVID) plus the temporary lockdown that we were going to stay in our own house. Now we're not sure what we're doing for Thanksgiving.
I am so sad. I know my family will not be together. just working out that my mom will not be alone, i think my sister will be with her. but my husband is here, i am lucky. hope everyone at least finds a friend to be with.
My parents plan to have me and my siblings over at their house. I think we're meeting outdoors, though. Hopefully they heeded my suggestion to buy a fire pit. I can easily put on layers, bring a throw blanket, and stay warm that way. It's been pretty balmy in Georgia, so Thanksgiving may not even be that cold here this year.
I'm thinking of asking my parents if I should get a Covid test before coming over. They might say nah, don't worry about it, or tell me to get one only if I feel the need to. Not sure if my doctor would test me if I feel fine, though.