LightField Studios / ShutterstockA grandmother serves a turkey to her family on Thanksgiving in the stock image above. (LightField Studios / Shutterstock)
By Kipp Jones
Published November 19, 2020 at 1:16pm
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging Americans to stay home this Thanksgiving and avoid traveling.
In new guidelines released on Wednesday, just over a week before the holiday, the agency advised Americans against congregating with people outside of their household.
In a “Holiday Celebrations and Small Gatherings” advisory, the CDC warned, “More than 1 million COVID-19 cases were reported in the United States over the last 7 days.”
“As cases continue to increase rapidly across the United States, the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving is to celebrate at home with the people you live with,” the CDC added.
“Gatherings with family and friends who do not live with you can increase the chances of