Updated: October 28, 2020 06:23 AM
Created: October 28, 2020 05:30 AM
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has issued guidance on how to stay safe during the holidays.
Gov. Charlie Baker and the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders say the holidays have to look and feel a lot different this year.
NewsChannel 13's NBC affiliate in Springfield reports that Bay State officials are asking people to celebrate Thanksgiving with only the people in their household.
"The science on this one is pretty clear, gathering in groups indoors for an extended period of time with family and friends is likely the worst possible scenario for spreading the virus,” Gov. Baker said.
If you are still planning to host a large event with extended family, the state could issue a fine for not following the state’s public health guidelines.
You are also reminded to wear a mask, minimize the time you are together and do not share food or drinks.
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