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  1. CDC Provides Helpful Tips and Guidance for Safely Navigating the Thanksgiving Holiday
    CDC
    The COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful and isolating for many people. Gatherings during the upcoming holidays can be an opportunity to reconnect with family and friends. This holiday season, consider how your holiday plans can be modified to reduce the spread of COVID-19 to keep your friends, families, and communities healthy and safe.
  2. Millions stick to Thanksgiving travel plans despite warnings
    AP
    About 1 million Americans a day packed airports and planes over the weekend even as coronavirus deaths surged across the U.S. and public health experts begged people to stay home and avoid big Thanksgiving gatherings.
  3. Thanksgiving could make or break U.S. coronavirus response
    AP
    As governors and mayors grapple with an out-of-control pandemic, they are ratcheting up mask mandates and imposing restrictions on small indoor gatherings, which have been blamed for accelerating the spread of the coronavirus.
  4. Arlington National Cemetery announces revised plans for Wreaths Across America
    Stars and Stripes
    Arlington National Cemetery will close to the public from December 13 to 19 to allow Christmas wreaths to be placed at 267,000 graves, officials announced Wednesday.
  5. Thanksgiving Meals for Military Families, and More
    Government Executive
    A shipping company announced last week that it is distributing Thanksgiving meals to thousands of military service members and their families throughout the United States this year.
  6. Macy's will hold its annual Thanksgiving Day Parade -- but only for TV
    CNN
    Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there will not be the usual millions lining the Manhattan parade route to watch the giant balloons, festive floats and performers. But take heart: The parade itself will go on. It's just going to be staged as a TV-only event in 2020.
  7. What if Zoom crashes on Thanksgiving? These video meeting choices can save your virtual family gathering
    USA Today
    Zoom, which has lifted its 40-minute limit on free meetings for Thanksgiving, says this time it will be able to handle the crowds. But what if Zoom does crash again? What to do? There are other video meeting services out there, and all have free options.

 

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