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Thanksgiving: A time to celebrate and reflect

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Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate and reflect.

While it is tradition for many to invite family and friends to the table to feast on turkey, the fixings and each other’s company, this year the guest list should be limited to only include members from your own household.

With the current rise in COVID-19 cases, the Province of Ontario has paused social circles and is recommending close contacts, including social gatherings, be restricted to only those who live in the same household.

But just because you can’t be physically at the same table doesn’t mean you shouldn’t celebrate this Thanksgiving. Get creative with your festivities and consider alternatives to in-person gatherings such as gathering virtually.

It can seem harmless to have a few family members or friends over to celebrate, but it is important to remember you are potentially being exposed to every person that one person has had close contact with, increasing the risk of COVID-19 exposure.

You can further protect yourself, your immediate family and the community by continuing to practice public health measures, including:

For more information, visit york.ca/covid19


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