CDC Urges Caution For Those Planning Thanksgiving Celebrations

BOSTON (WBZ Newsradio) — Thanksgiving is just two weeks away and the CDC is urging caution for those still planning to celebrate together this holiday season.

Thanksgiving is one of the busiest holidays of the year, and the CDC wants to make it clear that their recommendations and advice do not replace local and state guidelines.

In Massachusetts, residents are encouraged to wear a mask when you're not eating or drinking, wash your hands often and be aware of the state's travel orders.

The CDC encourages people to check their state's Covid-19 infection rate and use that to judge the risk of hosting or going to a social gathering.

Massachusetts reported 2,495 new cases and 37 deaths on Wednesday.

Both Federal and Massachusetts health officials agree that more people from different households increase the risk of the virus spreading.

The CDC doesn't have a specific limit on how many people should gather this holiday. However, they do say to plan ahead and ask anyone going to or attending a Thanksgiving gathering to avoid contact with others outside of their household for 14 days beforehand.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports

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