Updated on November 21, 2020. The edicts below were issued in early November. Now, the State has come down hard, and, basically, prohibited Thanksgiving. All over this Nation, citizens are being told that they MAY NOT gather with their families for a big Thanksgiving celebration. They MAY NOT travel to be with their loved ones, they may not eat inside their homes in frigid November; they must stay home and have their Thanksgiving dinner alone. From what I have heard and seen, a significant number of American Citizens will be ignoring these edicts, getting in their cars, and driving to Grandma’s house for their standard Thanksgiving dinner. Grandmas everywhere have decided that they are willing to risk infection to be with their families, and I salute all those Grandmas.
The Dictator of my state is one who has prohibited indoor Thanksgiving gatherings of people from more than one household. I dare him to enforce that prohibition-County Sheriffs across the state have stated that they will not enforce that evil edict.
These are the new Thanksgiving Edicts from the CDC:
Thanksgiving is a time when many families travel long distances to celebrate together. Travel increases the chance of getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others. If you must travel, be informed of the risks involved.Lower risk activities
- Having a small dinner with only people who live in your household
- Preparing traditional family recipes for family and neighbors, especially those at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19, and delivering them in a way that doesn’t involve contact with others
- Having a virtual dinner and sharing recipes with friends and family
- Shopping online rather than in person on the day after Thanksgiving or the next Monday
- Watching sports events, parades, and movies from homeModerate risk activities
- Having a small outdoor dinner with family and friends who live in your community
- Lower your risk by following CDC’s recommendations on hosting gatherings or cook-outs.
- Visiting pumpkin patches or orchards where people use hand sanitizer before touching pumpkins or picking apples, wearing masks is encouraged or enforced, and people are able to maintain social distancing
- Attending a small outdoor sports events with safety precautions in placeHigher risk activities
Avoid these higher risk activities to help prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19:
- Going shopping in crowded stores just before, on, or after Thanksgiving
- Participating or being a spectator at a crowded race
- Attending crowded parades
- Using alcohol or drugs, which can cloud judgement and increase risky behaviors
- Attending large indoor gatherings with people from outside of your household.
And it’s the same story in California:
According to California’s Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly, residents should have all gatherings outside, either in their yards or nearby parks. The only time people should go inside is to use the restroom, which must be sanitized frequently.
The people at the gathering should be limited to no more than three households. Those who are considered high risk or elderly should stay home. Of course, mask-wearing and social distancing are a given and gatherings should conclude after approximately two hours. The argument is that the longer a person is in contact with others the greater the likelihood of contracting the Wuhan coronavirus.
The state also stressed the importance of Californians wearing masks if they plan to sing, chant or shout because “physical exertion significantly increases the risk of COVID-19 transmission because these activities increase the release of respiratory droplets and fine aerosols into the air.”
I would like to suggest that my Readers and Followers in the US take a Thanksgiving Vow this year, to Defy Tyranny.
We RushBabe49 Readers and Followers vow to have the best Thanksgiving ever this year. We vow to have an enormous family dinner, with all the kids, grandkids, aunts, uncles, and cousins we can fit in the dining room. We further vow to celebrate the True Meaning of Thanksgiving, which is to Celebrate The Greatest Country on God’s Green Earth, the United States of America. We vow to thank our God and Creator for allowing us to live in America. We further vow to recognize that we are blessed to live in the United States of America, and to go out into the world as it exists, and happily do our very best to live our lives as we normally do, and not in fear.
[Originally published on Ricochet.com]