COVID and Gatherings: 5 Ways to Safely Enjoy Thanksgiving

Available for Interviews: Saundra Dalton-Smith, MD

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is an internal medicine physician, a work-life integration researcher, and an international expert on mind-body-spirit connection. She is also an international speaker and bestselling author of Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity.

What Dr. Dalton-Smith  Can Say in an Interview on:
COVID and Gatherings: 5 Ways to Safely Enjoy Thanksgiving
(based on updated CDC guidelines):

  1. Keep it small and local. Limit the number of guests. Consider only inviting close family members, with whom you have regular contact. Avoid inviting family from other locations, particularly from areas with known elevations in COVID cases. Practice social distancing and mask-wearing.
  2. Single contact plate and serve. There should be no passing of the mash potatoes at this year’s events. Limit the number of people who must touch plates and serving utensils by designating a single, mask-wearing person to plate and serve the food on Thanksgiving. The smaller number of guests will help make this a more doable task for the cook.

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