The CDC Is Canceling Black Friday & Turkey Trots

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Halloween hasn’t even come and gone and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are already ahead of their holiday guideline game. They’ve released their suggestions for having a safe and hopefully COVID-free Thanksgiving, but hardcore bargain Black Friday shoppers may be a bit disappointed in this year’s list of CDC-approved activities.

The CDC has broken up the usual turkey day activities into three tiers: lower risk, moderate risk, and higher risk.

The lower risk activities all have one thing in common: They all can be done in the comfort of your own home, alone or with the people you already see every day. Having a small dinner with the folks in your household, watching sports in your living room, saying hello to long-distance family via Zoom — all okay.

Moderate risk activities take things up a notch, like having an outdoor dinner with others, visiting pumpkin patches and orchards, and attending small outdoor sporting events that have safety precautions in place. We assume that means masks on, six feet of breathing room enforced, hand sanitizer at the read. What that means for your family’s annual game of touch football is open to…


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