You should not gather for Thanksgiving this year

Audrey Mooney, Editor-in-Chief

Thanksgiving gatherings at this time would be unwise.  If one of your family members or you has COVID-19 you might not know it.  Not everyone has symptoms right away.  Someone could have gotten it the day before and you wouldn’t know it.  It would spread because you cannot have your masks on while eating.  It is not safe to see your family members at this time.

Having family members over for Thanksgiving might lead to lots of family members getting sick.  Someone could have it and come to your house with everyone else there.  Then they would get everyone sick.  Any of the family members there could go visit someone else.  This would spread COVID-19 further.  If you are exposed to someone who has COVID-19 for more than 15 minutes, you should have a test.  You should definitely not invite  your grandparents.  

Among adults, the risk for severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age, with older adults at highest risk,” states the CDC. It would be hard to social distance while eating because many people might not have a big enough dinner table.

“There is no safe way to do it at this point,” states Ms. Ging, six grade teacher.  I would agree completely with that.  It would be a bummer for someone to get sick on Thanksgiving.  If you were to have Thanksgiving, it should be outside.  This isn’t going to be the only Thanksgiving there ever was, so you can just do it next year.