Thanksgiving holiday recommendations from the Health Department


[en español: https://webcms.pima.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=657011]

Are you wondering what to do about Thanksgiving this year? Pima County Health Department has recommendations for you.

Best plan:

  • Celebrate only with people who live in your household, or host a virtual dinner for friends and family.
  • Watch sports, parades, and movies from home.
  • Shop online rather than in person on the day after Thanksgiving or the following Monday.

If people are coming over:

  • Avoid sharing utensils, cups, plates, and food. 
  • Select one person to serve the meal, or have pre-filled plates ready. 
  • Limit tables to one for each household.
  • Open windows or doors, weather permitting, to allow air to flow. 
  • Keep a guest list. It could help with contact tracing. 

If you're going out:

  • Travel only with other members of your household.
  • Bring extra sanitizer, alcohol wipes, and extra masks when visiting pumpkin patches or orchards where people touch pumpkins or pick apples.
  • Prepare traditional family recipes for family and neighbors, especially those at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19, and deliver them in a no-contact manner.

Read more, and see the recommendations for the rest of the holiday season.