Science Explainer

How to have a safe Thanksgiving during the Covid-19 pandemic


In the lead up to the first Thanksgiving holiday during the coronavirus pandemic, the Centers for Disease and Control urged families not to travel or have meals with those outside their household. SRL reporter and Health Science Video Fellow Andrea Salazar Lopez produced this explainer for those making the decision to visit family during the holidays in a pandemic. Andrea gives advice on how to lower your risk of transmitting the virus to your loved ones.

Produced by Student producers Andrea Salazar Lopez and Sophia Fernandez of Beaverton Academy of Science and Engineering in Beaverton, Ore. with SRL Youth Media Producer Eli Kintisch.

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Estimated Time

10 Minutes