How to Have a Safe Thanksgiving

By Marissa Yefsky //

Thanksgiving this year is going to look much different than in years past. If you’re like me, I’m sure you’ll want to spend Thanksgiving with your friends and family and enjoy each other’s company. Thanksgiving may not seem like a viable option if you’re on campus because you don’t want to get your loved ones sick. I’ve come up with a few ways to have a safe Thanksgiving that is enjoyable for everyone.

  1. Have a socially distanced meal.

This may seem like an obvious one, but it’s a good way to have a Thanksgiving celebration that’s as close to a normal Thanksgiving as possible. Set up tables in a garage and make a meal that is easy to serve to each person and will limit sharing of plates and dishes.

2. Host a Zoom Thanksgiving.

Create a link and make some turkey to enjoy with your friends and family from the comfort of your own home! Just because you’re not celebrating in person doesn’t mean you can’t have a great Thanksgiving.

3. Make a meal you can give your friends and family.

This idea is only possible if you’re healthy, but if you are, it’s a great option for your family to feel like you’re eating all together on Thanksgiving. You can make a Thanksgiving meal — or parts of one — and deliver them to your friends and family.

4. Order “Thanksgiving in a Box.”

Not every restaurant is offering this option, but many need to adapt in order to stay afloat. If you’re too nervous to share food with your friends and family, try ordering a Thanksgiving meal from a local business.

5. Shop online.

For many, Black Friday shopping is a tradition that is just as important as the Thanksgiving feast itself. If your family and friends enjoy taking part in this, consider joining a Zoom call and shopping online together instead of in person at a store.

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