“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 Boston.com piece.