VIDEO: Westford Health Director Gives Guidance on Celebrating Thanksgiving Safely; the Governor’s New Hampshire Travel Restriction


Video by Patty Stocker

Westford Health Director Jeff Stephens talks with WestfordCAT’s Patty Stocker to offer ways in which Thanksgiving can be celebrated safely during the COVID-19 pandemic including a 10-person limit at gatherings.

“The state is asking everybody, and as a public health official, I am asking as many people to limit your gatherings when you can to try to make sure we minimize the spread,” Stephens said. “There is a real fear that we’ll see numbers spike up extraordinarily high in a couple of weeks after the holiday.”

Stephens also details the specifics on Governor Charlie Baker’s recent New Hampshire travel restrictions now that the state to our north has been deemed a high risk state by the Massachusetts Department of Health. “Does it mean that you can’t go grocery shopping?” Stephens said. “No, that’s not what it means.”

Proper food handling during a holiday that focuses mainly around a meal is also discussed.

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