COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
The Columbia/Boone County Well being Division is advising in opposition to most journey of their Thanksgiving guidance.
The steerage outlines danger ranges for various vacation actions, which have been laid out by the CDC.
Low danger actions embrace having a Thanksgiving dinner with solely individuals in your family, having a digital dinner and watching sports activities and parades from your home amongst others.
The division additionally lists excessive danger actions resembling going to busy purchasing places, taking part in a crowded operating race and attending giant indoor gatherings.
Whereas the division by no means advises in opposition to all journey, they state one of the simplest ways to guard your self and others is to remain at residence.
If you need to journey, it’s advised you are taking your personal automobile versus public transportation because it will increase your probabilities at contracting or spreading COVID-19.
The division additionally recommends that visits to weak household and associates are performed so in essentially the most restricted foundation.
Purchasing is one other staple of the vacation season. Steerage from the well being division suggests visiting on-line shops, keep away from visibly giant crowds and make the most of curbside decide up choices when out there.
Volunteering steerage suggests choosing digital choices versus volunteering in particular person.
Neighborhood occasions have needed to alter on account of these COVID-19 pointers.
Almeta Crayton’s ‘Everybody Eats’ event which supplies meals to the much less lucky are having to maneuver to a drive-thru occasion this 12 months.
This system mentioned they’re able to serve as much as 200 meals. They will even ship to your house, nevertheless that’s reserved for many who are sick or quarantined.