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I think we all know that Thanksgiving won’t be the same this year. With COVID-19 raging across the country, there will need to be a different approach to celebrate the holidays.

Mecklenburg County Public Health has some pretty straightforward tips to keep you and your family safe this Thanksgiving holiday:

  1. Avoid travel and gatherings with individuals outside of your household.
  2. Prepare a meal with people in your household.
  3. Host a virtual Thanksgiving dinner and share recipes.
  4. Put up your favorite decorations and share photos online.
  5. Watch parades, sporting events and movies on TV at home.
  6. Shop for food and other items online.
  7. If you do gather, do so outside and strictly adhere to the 3 Ws – wear a mask, wait 6ft from anyone, wash your hands often.
  8. Avoid gatherings that do not adhere to the 3 W’s. Information regarding getting tested before the holiday is available in English and Spanish.
  9.  If traveling and gathering,  get tested first, and always follow the 3 Ws, even if you receive a negative test result.

For additional safety tips, visit the County’s website here. If you have questions, need advice or want to report a high-risk situation, you can call Public Health’s COVID-19 hotline at 980-314-9400, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

FREE COVID-19 TESTS SITES

  • NW Health Department (2845 Beatties Ford Rd., Charlotte), Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. until further notice.
  •  StarMed Healthcare, Walgreens Pharmacy, CVS Health, community health centers, and many other primary care providers throughout the County.

To locate specific testing sites, visit the testing site locator on mecknc.gov/covid-19 or call the County’s COVID-19 Hotline at 980-314-9400.

For more information on COVID-19 visit MeckNC.gov.