Former Vice President Joe Biden issued remarks regarding guidance on Thanksgiving gatherings amid the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday, suggesting the 2021 holidays could be similar to those of 2020 if guidance is not followed.
In a Tuesday news conference, Biden said, “Let me tell you what the health experts have said to me. They strongly urge that if, in fact, we’re gonna have Thanksgiving with anyone that we limit it to a maximum … 10 people, socially distanced, wearing masks. And people who have quarantined. Jill and I spent this morning like many of you trying to figure out what are we going to do for Thanksgiving. … We’ve narrowed down which family members, and that they were just tested — recently tested within 24 hours.”
Biden said that there should be no more than 10 people per room — and ideally, just five — during Thanksgiving celebrations, and all people in attendance should be masked.
“I would strongly urge for the sake … of your children, your mother, your father, your sisters, your brothers, whoever you get together at Thanksgiving. Think about this: There should be no group more than 10 people in one room … inside the home … and to be masked. It saves lives.
Sure, this isn't a mandate per se, but his premise is here's how you need to go about the holidays, which is a way of saying you want to have Thanksgiving? "Strongly advise" means yeah, you should do these things.
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) November 16, 2020
(Read more from “Joe Biden’s Warning for Americans Who Don’t Follow Thanksgiving COVID Demands” HERE)