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TIJUANA, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 28: A picture of the American flag and the Statue of Liberty can be seen hanging on the wall while a volunteer from the Universal Spirit Center located in San Diego, California takes a break before dinner is served at the center of 'Madres y Familias Deportadas en Acción' on November 28, 2019 in Tijuana, Mexico. Maria Galleta who is the general director of the organization has hosted Thanksgiving dinner in Tijuana for six years for deportees, including veterans; people in need and migrants seeking asylum in the United States. (Photo by Ariana Drehsler/Getty Images)

“Holidays have to look and feel different this year if we’re going to keep up the fight against COVID,” said Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.


This was during his weekly press conference on Tuesday, where Baker discussed the sharp rise in Coronavirus cases in the Commonwealth and the main way they’re spreading: via big parties and indoor gatherings. Thanksgiving, of course, could fit in one or both of those categories. So Baker is stressing a different approach this year.


“Gathering in groups indoors for an extended period of time with family and friends is likely the worst possible scenario for spreading the virus,” said Baker. So the Governor is urging families to celebrate Thanksgiving only with members of the same household.


You can read more of Baker’s comments and the State’s guidelines in this piece.