Montgomery County releases guidance for celebrating Thanksgiving during the pandemic

Montgomery County has released guidance on how to enjoy Thanksgiving during the pandemic. The county is recommending that everyone stay home and enjoy the holiday with those you live with.

According to this guidance, Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving dinner was a moderate risk. Brown invited friends from the community to have a small outdoor dinner.

You can find the complete guidance from the county here.

Risk LevelThanksgiving Day Activities
Low– Having a small dinner with only people who live in your household.
– Preparing traditional family recipes for family and neighbors, especially those at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19, and delivering them in a way that does
not involve contact with others.
– Having a virtual dinner and sharing recipes with friends and family.
– Shopping online rather than in person on the day after Thanksgiving or the next Monday.
– Watching sports events, parades, and movies from home.
Moderate– Having a small outdoor dinner with family and friends who live in your community.
– Visiting pumpkin patches or orchards where people use hand sanitizer before touching pumpkins or picking apples, wearing masks is encouraged or enforced, and people are able to maintain social distancing.
– Attending a small outdoor sporting event with safety precautions in place.
HighAVOID these higher-risk activities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
– Attending large indoor gatherings with people from outside of your household.
– Going shopping in crowded stores just before, on, or after Thanksgiving.
– Participating or being a spectator at a crowded race.
– Attending crowded parades.
– Using alcohol or drugs, which can cloud judgment and increase risky behaviors.