7 Tips for a socially distanced Thanksgiving.
Here we are a couple weeks away from Thanksgiving and we are still in the midst of a pandemic. Luckily there is a vaccine on the horizon, but this doesn’t change that many families will be making sacrifices this year for Thanksgiving. If you decide to host or attend a Thanksgiving gathering there are some tips to help keep you and your loved ones safe.
Tip 1: Consider limiting guest size to accommodate the space in your home for socially distanced seating arrangements.
Tip 2: Plan activities for the outdoors. Think bonfire, yard games or Thanksgiving themed scavenger hunt. You could even eat outside if the climate is right.
Tip 3: Setup sanitation stations throughout the home. Near the entrance, bathrooms, tables and kitchen areas.
Tip 4: Notify guests of mask policy. Have extra masks on hand to be provided if necessary.
Tip 5: Serve food buffet style instead of a communal table. One person could be designated to serve food and drinks. Simplify the menu if possible.
Tip 6: Use disposables to eliminate the risk of touching contaminated dishes. Biodegradable plates and utensils are available at most stores.
Tip 7: Be flexible and willing to host a virtual Thanksgiving if all else fails.