Celebrating Thanksgiving During Covid
- October 8, 2020
- Posted by: Ian Elliott
- Category: COVID-19
This Thanksgiving, how will you be celebrating (and is it even legal)?
Although Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that “It’s all too likely we won’t be gathering for Thanksgiving”, we know that many Canadians will still want to celebrate in some way. The problem is, there is a lot of confusion (even among experts) regarding who and how we can do this in a safe way.
Certainly medical experts have emphasized that large, extended family gatherings with family members from all over are not a good idea. Most have recommended that celebrations should only occur with those under the same household roof.
Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer said that “Now is the time to have your small, local nuclear family together and connect through Zoom, connect through virtual means with the rest of your family in other parts of the country.”
What about a SMALL dinner party?
In a word, no… and all the medical professionals across Canada are basically in agreement. However, many also state that if you are an individual living alone, you can visit another person living alone (Quebec) or you can have contact with another household (Ontario).
Keep in mind that while not recommended, small gatherings are still legal in most areas of Canada but you should check with your region / municipality to double check
(Content and information from CBC News)