As Coloradans make final preparations for Thanksgiving dinner, guidance shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows how Americans can have a safe holiday with friends and family.

The U.S. still faces high numbers of daily COVID-19 cases and after a sharp decline in the number of cases mid-September, cases are once again rising, though they remain below the late summer peak, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As of Nov.17, the seven-day average for cases is just over 88,000, according to CDC data.

A lot has changed since the CDC guidance was first issued. The Pfizer vaccine is now available to young kids between the ages of 5-11 and booster shots have gained FDA clearance for all adults.


Here’s what Americans need to know to celebrate safely…

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