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Charlotte, NC – Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President, Joe Biden explained on Monday that his family will be adhering to CDC guidelines for the holidays.
Like many Americans around the nation, Biden said that he and his wife are trying to navigate celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday. The Biden family plans to follow the CDC guidelines which recommends no more than 10 people, and to practice social distancing along with the use of masks, the Associated Press reported.
As Americans face the complications of holding holiday celebrations amid the ongoing pandemic, Joe Biden says he and his family are trying to navigate the same issues, with safety measures. https://t.co/MWuscDZNZW
Biden also said that guests attending their Thanksgiving event would be required to get tested for the coronavirus 24 hours before.
“I just want to make sure we’re able to be together next Thanksgiving, next Christmas,” Biden explained.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new guidance recommending that people “celebrate with people in your household,” along with emphasizing mask use and social distancing.
Biden continues to reiterate a warning that the United States will be entering a dark winter.
“We’re going into a very dark winter, “Biden said. “Things are going to get tougher before they get easier.”
A coronavirus advisor to Biden, Dr. Michael Osterholm, is in favor of a 4-6 week national shutdown in order to control the pandemic and boost the economy.
“We could pay for a package right now to cover all of the wages, lost wages for individual workers, for losses to small companies, to medium-sized companies or city, state, county governments. We could do all of that,” Osterholm explained. “If we did that, then we could lockdown for four to six weeks.”
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