Is delivering and sharing food safe this Thanksgiving?

November 19, 2020

Food is an important element to Thanksgiving, and this year, people are left wondering how to celebrate the holiday while keeping loved ones safe.

Experts are claiming that it is safe to deliver food to family on Thanksgiving.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), handling and delivering is a low-risk activity not associated with the spread of COVID-19. People will still be able to share home-cooked favorites.

While delivering food to friends and family is okay, the CDC still recommends various safety measures to help keep holiday gatherings as safe as possible.

Families should encourage their guests to bring food and drinks for themselves or members of the same household.

Potluck-style gatherings should be avoided, and sharable dishes such as salads and bread baskets should be served by one person. Anybody handling the food should be wearing a face mask at all times.

The CDC is also recommending limiting crowding around areas where food is served and always keeping a minimum of 6 feet away from the person serving food.

Be sure to offer no-touch cans for guests to easily throw away food items.

Dishes should be washed with hot soapy water immediately following the gathering.

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