Nearly 75 Percent of Americans Say They Plan to Stay Home This Thanksgiving Amid Surge of COVID Cases: Poll

Nearly three in four Americans say they plan to stay home this Thanksgiving amid a surge in COVID-19 cases across the country, according to a new poll.



a person sitting in a room: Medical staff members sort lines and pipes connected to a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) at the United Memorial Medical Center on November 19, 2020 in Houston, Texas. According to reports, Texas has reached over 1,140,000 cases, including over 20,600 deaths.


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Medical staff members sort lines and pipes connected to a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) at the United Memorial Medical Center on November 19, 2020 in Houston, Texas. According to reports, Texas has reached over 1,140,000 cases, including over 20,600 deaths.

The poll, which was conducted by Monmouth University, found 74 percent of Americans saying they plan to stay home on Thanksgiving. Among the remaining percentages, the poll found 10 percent saying they plan to travel overnight, 13 percent saying they plan to drive to another place and back in the same day and 3 percent said they didn’t know.

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Doctor Says Stay Home This Thanksgiving Amid COVID-19 Pandemic : Shots

With coronavirus cases surging and more than 250,000 dead, the CDC is recommending people not travel for Thanksgiving. And doctors worry the holiday could be a superspreader event.
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Thanksgiving in my childhood home is more of a sport than a meal. Why have one pie when you can have seven? Why have a turkey when you can stuff a chicken inside a duck, and the duck inside a turkey? Why have one family over when you can invite the whole neighborhood?

Some relatives prepare for the day like athletes: My cousin’s game plan, for instance, was to eat heavily for the week before, then fast for 24 hours. “That way, your stomach is stretched out before you get really hungry.”

As an internal medicine doctor, I can’t attest to the soundness of his plan, but as a witness I can say no one could match his insatiable enthusiasm.

But this year, Thanksgiving will be in my apartment in Seattle, far from my parents’ Chicago home. My siblings will be scattered across the country with their children. There will

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Governors urge Midwesterners to stay home

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Governor Eric Holcomb gives COVID-19 update on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb joined a bipartisan group of six other governors urging Americans to stay home this Thanksgiving.

In an opinion piece published by The Washington Post, the group urged families to do their part to protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19 this holiday. It urges people to reconsider plans to spend Thanksgiving with people outside their household.

“As hard as it will be to not see them this Thanksgiving, imagine how much harder it would be if their chairs are empty next year,” the opinion piece says.

The Indiana governor joined fellow Republican Mike DeWine of Ohio and five Democrats: Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, Tony Evers of Wisconsin, Tim Walz of Minnesota, J.B. Pritzker of Illinois and Andy Beshear of Kentucky.

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Opinion | Seven governors: Americans need to stay home this Thanksgiving

For eight months, the covid-19 pandemic has devastated American families everywhere. To fight this virus, governors across the country have listened to medical experts and worked around the clock to protect our families, the brave men and women on the front lines, and our small-business owners. No matter the action we take, we understand that our fight against covid-19 will be more effective when we work together.

That is why we, a group of bipartisan governors, are joining forces today to urge families across our region, and Americans everywhere, to do their part to protect themselves and their loved ones from the spread of covid-19. When it comes to fighting this virus, we are all on the same team.

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  • The first pandemic winter might feel especially challenging for those working from home, but building habits now can fend off loneliness and keep up motivation.
  • With limited interactions throughout the day, microsteps like starting a group chat or scheduling a virtual hangout with friends can significantly improve your mood and help you stay connected.
  • Other habits like switching up your video calls, mapping out your day, or performing time audits can help you prioritize and stay motivated. 
  • Above all, remember to make a conscious effort to take care of yourself. Set aside time for passion projects, pinpoint and avoid stressors, and do activities that spark joy throughout your day. 
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