Is it safe to meet with family?

With Thanksgiving only one week away, many Individuals are questioning if it’s safe to meet up with their households. Whereas U.S. well being authorities urged folks not to journey for Thanksgiving in 2020, what do they are saying about touring for Thanksgiving in 2021?

The excellent news is earlier this week Dr. Anthony Fauci made gave some feedback on the matter that’s certain to deliver a sigh of aid to tens of millions of Individuals – nicely, those who’ve been absolutely vaccinated. Right here’s what Fauci mentioned about touring to and gathering with your loved ones this vacation season (per ABC News):

“For those who get vaccinated and your loved ones’s vaccinated, you may be ok with having fun with a typical Thanksgiving, Christmas with your loved ones and shut buddies…whenever you’re with your loved ones at residence, goodness, get pleasure from it with your mother and father, your youngsters, your grandparents. There’s no purpose not to do this.”

Nice to hear, proper? Nonetheless, Fauci did nonetheless urge wise precautions due to the excessive degree of delta COVID-19 circumstances within the U.S. He mentioned folks ought to nonetheless put on masks in public areas (equivalent to when procuring at a mall, for instance) and round teams of individuals indoors.


Fauci’s precautions mirror the newest advice from the CDC relating to safe methods to rejoice the 2021 holidays. These embrace:

  • Get absolutely vaccinated to shield your self and younger youngsters who is probably not vaccinated but.
  • Keep away from crowded areas which are poorly ventilated.
  • At all times put on masks in public indoor settings if you’re not absolutely vaccinated (and if you’re vaccinated, nonetheless put on a masks if charges of native circumstances are excessive).

You may learn the CDC’s full holiday celebration tips here.