If anyone knocks on your door remind them they need a warrant to come in. The governor's word isn't enough.
Maybe it's the fact those are big drinking holidays? I know when I head to my in-laws I'll be imbibing. Just to stay safe from the cooties you know...no other reason. I think something in at least an 80 proof should work. Remember alcohol is a disinfectant.If past celebrations are any indication, in my area Covid spiked up significantly after Easter, only slightly after Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor day. Outdoor weather could've been a factor, plus the last 3 holidays aren't traditionally family events for some people like Easter and Thanksgiving is.
Look at it this way. It's one Thanksgiving celebration, and if your mother can avoid getting covid this year there's always the possibility of next year.After a lot of consideration my wife and I have decided to go solo this year. She is a caregiver for her Mother who is on the top end of the risk scale with COPD, etc. I have been fighting a cough for almost three weeks so I would not be popular in a larger crowd. My BIL's significant other believes she was exposed and is waiting for her test results. My wife has a very large family which includes five college students (nieces and nephews) one of which has already been sick with Covid. The extended family includes several people who are more focused on meeting their "needs" and not at all concerned with our health and well being.
Our Daughter and grandchildren arrive on Dec. 21 for two weeks and needing to cancel that visit because we are sick might put us over the edge. The wife cried as expected but in the end agreed it was the right thing for us this year.
Well, we turned out to be only 7. The wife and I, our son, her parents, and my dad and step mom were present. We are all in close contact on a regular basis anyway. The oldest is nearly 91; the youngest 17. Several we expected to stop by for at least awhile didn't. Ham, corn pudding, homemade cranberry sauce, and roasted garlic mashed potatoes were added on top of what I mentioned earlier. Everyone left with a big basket of leftovers. We did watch the first half of the Cowboys game, but no one could stomach much more than that. Evidently it became a runaway in the second half - I just looked at the final score. Not pretty.We'll have a group of about a dozen for Thanksgiving. All family. If I can work five or six days a week exposed to hundreds of people (many of whom do not wear masks or do not wear them properly if they do), then I can spend an afternoon with family with minimal risk. Turkey, brisket, pecan pie, and any number of side dishes will be on the menu. I do the brisket and pecan pie. Other family members supply the rest. After lunch we usually settle in and watch the Cowboys game together. Not sure if that will happen this year, though.