Is it just me or are all the activities being labeled as high-risk the things that we have been looking forward to the most?

I know...I first.

But I don't have to like it.

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The most recent set of guidelines released by the CDC has to do with Thanksgiving and Black Friday and you are not going to like it.

Let's take a look:

First: You should not go shopping in-store on Thanksgiving or Black Friday. You can wear face masks but it is kind of tough to social distance when shopping for the deals in the middle of a massive crowd.

This includes going to Malls or standing in long lines for those highly sought-after deals at certain stores.

Second: Avoid those large family gatherings on Thanksgiving Day...and that includes traveling a long ways for those said feasts. The more we travel, the easier it is for COVID-19 to spread.

I know those Thanksgiving feasts are irresistible but COVID-19 does not take any holidays off.

Third: There are a lot of annual Turkey Trot races, parades and other large indoor gatherings during the Thanksgiving time. Avoid them ALL.

Fourth: The CDC is urging residents to shop online for their holiday needs...and to start NOW! The more people that shop online, the better but that means that the post office is going to have that many more packages to deliver. Let's start now to give them more time.

Some things that the CDC are considering low risk are smaller, outdoor Thanksgiving dinners, apple picking or visiting a pumpkin patch. Just remember the face mask!

I am sorry to have to tell you something that is not necessarily fun to hear. But better safe rather than sorry.

For more information on the most recent release from the CDC, take a look at

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