By Caryn Tadema, Certified Concierge Care Advisor

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is asking families to keep COVID-19 precautions in mind when celebrating Thanksgiving this year.

To help avoid the spread of coronavirus Families should assess the health risks of those they plan to celebrate with and consider activities that would suit the makeup of their families.

KEEP IT SMALL: Have an intimate dinner with only people who live in your household.

DON’T FORGET HIGH-RISK INDIVIDUALS: Prepare traditional family recipes for family and neighbors, especially those at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and deliver them in a way that does not involve contact with others.

GO VIRTUAL: Have a virtual dinner and share recipes with friends and family.

CHEER FROM HOME: Watch sports events, parades, and movies from home

KEEP IT INTIMATE: Avoid attending large indoor gatherings with people from outside of your household. This could mitigate exposure to COVID-19

GIVE THANKS:  For what we do have, for the people we love and the realization of how precious the times of being together (we all took for granted) truly are.