If you plan to host or attend a Thanksgiving gathering, bringing your own plates, food, drinks and utensils can help limit the spread of the coronavirus. Additionally, single-use options like salad dressing and condiment packets and disposable utensils, food containers and plates can help limit spread between people, the CDC said. Hosts are recommended to have their meal outdoors with limited guests, particularly in the food preparation area. Hosts should ensure that frequently touched areas are cleaned and disinfected frequently and should consider having one person serve food if food will be shared.
The CDC recommends hosting a virtual Thanksgiving with friends and family that don’t live with you. Friends and family can show off the food they prepared and share recipes virtually. Another option is preparing a dish traditionally and delivering it to friends or family in a way that does not involve contact, such as leaving it on the porch.