4 Simple ways to stay safe for Thanksgiving this year during the COVID-19 pandemic
The holidays are right around the corner, with Thanksgiving coming up quickly. Normally, Thanksgiving is an exciting day with lots of family members coming together to celebrate and spread love. There are kids running around laughing and playing, aunts and uncles in the living room, discussing their lives and sports. Everyone is giving out hugs and having normal discussions from what their children have been up to, to where the best phone chargers for their new iPhone or Samsung, to what their next year is expected to look like. 2020 has been very different than in previous years.
With the spread of COVID-19, life has changed immensely. People are trying to stay safe and protect their loved ones from the deadly virus. From lockdowns to executive orders, combatting the virus is in full effect. This does not mean you have to be scared, though. It is still very possible to have a great time with your family, all the while staying safe. Here are 5 different ways you can enjoy yourself while still staying safe during this year’s Thanksgiving celebration!
1. Limit the number of people at your gathering.
While this may not seem like something that is fun, it is one way of staying safe. Also, while fewer people might physically be at the family gathering, it is very possible to still have everyone included. One way to do this is by having those who can’t come to the gathering, be present virtually. There are many ways to do this: Zoom calls, FaceTime, Facebook Live, and Google Duo, just to name a few! While it may seem a little unusual, being able to connect with your loved ones digitally can not only keep them safe from COVID-19 but also allows them to get to see family from a safe distance. Luckily, these apps are also mobile, so you can bring your phone around with you while at Thanksgiving, and use them to keep in touch!
If you are worried about losing a charge, simply use your KEUTEK charging cable to keep your device juiced up and ready to go! It doesn’t matter what kind of device you use, KEUTEK chargers are compatible with almost any phone or portable device on the market because of their interchangeable magnetic tips.
Limiting the number of people at your Thanksgiving gathering does not have to mean not being able to reconnect with loved ones and family. It simply means be safe, and do not have large, in-person gatherings that could potentially cause the virus to spread.
2. Consider having an outdoor get-together.
Another way to safely enjoy your Thanksgiving this year could be having the event outside. By doing so outdoors, you reduce the amount of time that people are within the designated 6 feet distance advised by the CDC as a safe social distance. There is also a much better flow of air outside, hopefully dissipating any airborne particles that may cause illness. Weather permitting, an outdoor gathering with safe social distancing may be the best way to get your whole family to come together if they are well enough to do so. For those who cannot make it, or are in a high-risk category, a digital meetup may be the best course of action. As mentioned before, charge up your phone, laptop, or tablet with a KEUTEK charging cable, then give your loved ones a call on Zoom, Facetime, or Google Duo!
Being outside gives you the freedom to have your family Thanksgiving in a range of places as well. A park with lots of open space and fresh air is the perfect location, as long as it is warm enough to be comfortable, and everyone follows the basic guidelines to be safe. If you do not have access to a public park, you could also set up a nice venue for your family in your backyard as well. Not only does it allow you to keep your privacy and family time, but it also is still outside and in an open space, which is much safer than being in a small(ish) room with little airflow.
Try avoiding a buffet-style meal and opt for a more spread out way to pick up a plate by keeping the serving dishes further away from each other and spacing out when everyone goes up to get themselves a plate. Instead of having everyone sit close to each other at a table, you could have outdoor seating, and project the big Thanksgiving football game onto an outdoor screen as well. A barbecue style Thanksgiving is a safe and fun alternative to the traditional way of being in the house and in close quarters without sacrificing the ability to see your family and loved ones!
3. Have a Virtual Thanksgiving.
Another way to stay safe and healthy over thanksgiving while still having a good time is by having a virtual Thanksgiving. While this may be a little more difficult to set up, it is a very good way to get to see everyone while staying at a safe distance. In order to be able to have a successful virtual Thanksgiving, make sure everyone who is going to be logging in knows how to use whatever platform is chosen, has a good power source with a full battery, and knows what time the event starts.
Luckily for you, if you have a KEUTEK charger, you are set no matter what platform is going to be selected for your family get-together. KEUTEK has some of the best chargers for iPhones and Android, as well as some of the best chargers for Kindle and other devices as well. KEUTEK chargers are versatile and eliminate the need for different types of charging cables.
With their fast-charging and data transfer capabilities, you can even keep your phone or other device plugged in throughout the meeting and not worry about losing power or not being able to transfer data while charging. During this virtual Thanksgiving, be sure to have fun activities planned out as well. Virtual games can always be fun, and for those who want to be more physically active and involved, you can cook family recipes together. Some families even enjoy doing something along the lines of a “Virtual Happy Hour” as well. If you want, you can also prepare Thanksgiving “goodie bags” for your family and friends and leave them on the front porch or deliver them in a safe, socially distant way.
4. Do your Black Friday shopping online.
Another way you can be safe during this Thanksgiving season is to do your Black Friday shopping online. While it may be a tradition for many families to get up at the break of dawn to go shopping together for Christmas, being around large crowds in close proximity to each other is a dangerous activity in regards to COVID-19. It is likely that other shoppers will be in a frenzy trying to get all of their Christmas lists taken care of with no regard for those around them and remove their masks as soon as they get into the store. The general hygiene of people touching items, then their faces, is an easy way to transmit the virus. Luckily, you can grab your KEUTEK charging cables and bundles online!
They are the perfect stocking stuffers at the same time as being a fantastic solution to all of your loved ones’ charging difficulties. Whether they are looking for an Apple iPad Pro charging cable, or a charging cable for their brand new PlayStation 5 DualShock controllers, KEUTEK has you covered.
If you really want to go shopping at the physical stores you like to support, just be sure to go when there is less customer traffic in order to avoid the crowds and potential exposure to the virus. Be sure to wear your mask, wash your hands often, and avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.