Governor Raimondo provides safety guidelines for Thanksgiving

Safe Thanksgiving

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo held her weekly coronavirus briefing on Wednesday, where she discussed the State’s latest numbers and focused on safety guidelines to be followed for the upcoming holidays.

“The bottom line is we are not in a good place” said Gov. Raimondo. Raimondo spoke further about her concerns regarding Thanksgiving, and urges Rhode Islanders to stay local and avoid travel.  Anyone who does travel out of state for Thanksgiving is instructed to self quarantine for 14 days.

Governor Raimondo instructs Rhode Islanders to follow these tips, and “consider participating in only lower-risk activities to help lower your chances of catching and spreading COVID-19.”

  • Limit in-person gatherings only to people who live in your household
  • Find safer, creative ways to celebrate:
    • Prepare or order a holiday meal that can be delivered to friends and family.
    • Host a virtual holiday dinner, or watch sporting events and movies virtually with others.
  • If you celebrate in-person with those in your household:
    • Wear your mask and watch your distance. Keep your group small.
    • Take it outside as weather permits.
    • Plan and get creative with limiting shared spaces and common objects. Seat people six feet apart.
    • Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces and shared items between use.
  • Avoid sharing food and drinks; family football games or other high-contact activities; hugs/handshakes.

©WLNE-TV/ABC6 2020

Categories: Coronavirus, Regional News, Rhode Island