Why you should have Thanksgiving dinner during Covid-19

Nick Metzger, Features Editor

I think you should have Thanksgiving dinner this year on Nov. 26. Thanksgiving is about seeing your family and having fun! Everyone has been in their house for a long time now and you should get out and see your family for once! If any family member has or been in contact with someone with COVID-19 or if they have symptoms you can just hop on Facetime with them. 

It would be smart to wipe down everything with disinfectant wipes. If you have any space outside or in your backyard you can set up tables and chairs outside like my family did. If you have enough space outside you can spread the chairs apart. Spreading chairs 3-6 feet apart would be good. Before and after you eat you should wash your hands to kill germs on your hands. If you have anyone with underlying health conditions, they should not go to Thanksgiving. You can just Facetime with them.  With numbers rising, you need to have a mask on when you go grab food, when you are not six feet away from anyone, or if you go indoors. If you can I would recommend getting a COVID-19 test before you have Thanksgiving. 

Sixth grader Troy Reynolds agrees with me. 

“I think if you have Thanksgiving it should be with family and under 25 people,” said Reynolds. “I think Thanksgiving will be ok as long as you stay within the rules. I however do not know what my family is doing this year.”