You're probably finding a new appreciation for your backyard in 2020. It's turned into a space where you work out, have virtual happy hours with friends, and soon it may even be the space where you enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with the people you live with. We know not passing the mashed potatoes around a table with your extended family may feel a little weird. But, recreating a couple of these outdoor Thanksgiving decorating ideas will certainly make Turkey Day feel a bit brighter.
The truth of the matter is, it's not safe to include anyone who you haven't been quarantining with in your Thanksgiving Day plans, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. According to the guidelines posted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Nov. 19, it's safest to gather only with those in your household and plan all other interactions virtually via Zoom, FaceTime, or another video chatting app. In an interview with Elite Daily, Karen Levy — an infectious disease epidemiologist at University of Washington’s School of Public Health — stresses that the risk of transmitting coronavirus is higher because it's getting colder outside and people are heading indoors.
Therefore, it's necessary to avoid seeing people outside of your immediate "pod" this Thanksgiving, according to Levy, and instead, light up the fire pit, roast your turkey at home, and enjoy a cozy meal with your housemates. Recreate some of these outdoor decorating ideas for Thanksgiving, too, to make your holiday brighter and show off to everyone you know on the 'gram.
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