CONNECTICUT — Thanksgiving in Connecticut will be different for many families as they contemplate changing their yearly routine in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Most of the other major holidays have occurred at a time when the state’s infection rate was much lower and outdoor gatherings were more feasible thanks to warm weather.
Gov. Ned Lamont recently issued an executive order that limits private social gatherings to 10 or fewer people whether they are inside or outside. He previously admitted that there was no realistic way to enforce it and that it would depend on people’s own best judgement.
Lamont also released new guidelines for college students who are returning home. The recommendations include a 14-day quarantine before or after coming home as well as testing for coronavirus before leaving school and after getting home. Returning college students shouldn’t quarantine with elderly or at-risk family members and shouldn’t attend parties or reunions.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released updated guidance on Thanksgiving celebrations. Attending large indoor gatherings with people from outside of an immediate household is considered a higher risk than small outdoor gatherings or virtual gatherings.
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