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A Thanksgiving message from seven governors

With Thanksgiving around the corner, we urge all Americans to stay smart and follow recommendations from medical experts: Get together with your family via Zoom to ensure your loved ones stay safe. If you are planning to spend Thanksgiving with people outside your household, we urge you to reconsider. Think about your last Thanksgiving and the people you were surrounded by — your parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters, neighbors and friends, or the family you have chosen for yourself. Picture their faces — laughing with you, watching football with you or even arguing with you about politics. As hard as it will be to not see them this Thanksgiving, imagine how much harder it would be if their chairs are empty next year.

We must make short-term sacrifices for our long-term health. None of us wants the guilt of gathering and unwittingly spreading this virus to someone we love. As you consider your options for next week, we urge you to make the hard choices because they will ultimately be the right choices.

--Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (Democrat, Michigan), Gov. Mike DeWine (Republican, Ohio), Gov. Tony Evers (Democrat, Wisconsin), Gov. Tim Walz (Democrat, Minnesota), Gov. J.B. Pritzker (Democrat, Illinois), Gov. Eric Holcomb (Republican, Indiana), and Gov. Andy Beshear (Democrat, Kentucky).


Joe and I (who live together) will be having a cozy Thanksgiving on our own. Stay safe, everyone, and may your loved ones stay safe too.

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