Thanksgiving

COVID-19

Americans face new COVID-19 restrictions after Thanksgiving

Americans returning from Thanksgiving break faced strict new coronavirus measures around the country Monday as health officials brace for a disastrous worsening of the nationwide surge because of holiday gatherings over the long weekend. Los Angeles County imposed a stay-at-home order for its 10 million residents, and Santa Clara County, in the heart of Silicon

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Empty seats, delivered feasts as virus changes Thanksgiving

Vivian Zayas can’t keep herself from scrolling through photos of last Thanksgiving, when her mother stood at the stove to make a big pot of rice and beans and then took a seat at the edge of the table. That was before anyone had heard of COVID-19 and before it claimed the retired seamstress. Ana

Opinion

Opinion: Can We Be Thankful in 2020?

This year, 2020, has presented us all with unique challenges. It is a year that is sure to stand unparalleled in American history and around the world. Just consider this limited list of what has filled the headlines: Families have lost loved ones, jobs and business due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. A

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Thanksgiving at the White House, Then and Now

November is an opportune time to reflect on America’s sacred traditions. While other holidays celebrate important values—Independence Day recalls our Nation’s founding, for example, and Memorial Day reminds us of heroic sacrifice—perhaps no day invites as much calm, personal reflection as does Thanksgiving. President George Washington issued the first Thanksgiving proclamation, designating Thursday, November 26,

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Opinion: The Peer Pressure to Host Thanksgiving

Even though the CDC issued a recommendation that Americans refrain from traveling for Thanksgiving, my family doesn’t think that it applies to them. They still expect me to cook a huge bird, stock my bar and host everyone for a week in my home in coastal Montecito. I’d be willing to bet Gov. Gavin Newsom

COVID-19

Some governors ignore CDC advice on Thanksgiving gatherings

Coronavirus infections are ravaging South Dakota, where more than half of tests have come back positive for weeks. Yet Gov. Kristi Noem won’t require masks or take other measures to curb the spread, including urging families to limit Thanksgiving gatherings. Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said he’ll attend a college football game over the weekend and

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