Thanksgiving 2020 looks different across the country due to the pandemic we continue to face. Your gathering may be smaller than most years. You maybe staying in town instead of traveling to be with family. You may be zooming with friends and family instead of gathering with them. No matter what your Thanksgiving looks like this year, the most important thing to remember is to be filled with gratitude for all you have instead of focusing on what has been taken away.

Thanksgiving is a special time to reflect and to focus on what really matters. At Colby Construction, we would like to take the opportunity to extend a special note of gratitude to our customers for allowing us to work with you and create your custom home that you will gather in this holiday and many holidays to come. We thoroughly enjoy the experience of bringing to life a home that is exactly all you hoped it would be.

From Our Home To Yours

As we approach Thanksgiving, it is our wish that you will be in your home with your immediate family unit, and enjoying your custom home.

Following are some tips for hosting Thanksgiving this year according to the CDC to help you and your loved ones stay safe.

Choose a location for your holiday gathering

Wisconsin weather is sporadic, but so far (fingers crossed) the temperatures have been warm enough to be outside in the sunshine. Why not host a Thanksgiving afternoon picnic outside? If hosting outside is not possible, try having your dinner in a well-ventilated, open area inside your house. This might be in your open-concept kitchen or even your living room if your kitchen is closed off. Consider increasing ventilation in your gathering area by opening windows.

Limit activities and attendance

Limiting the amount of people at your dinner not ideal, but it can decrease the chances of spread. Also, you may want to consider keeping it local; only invite people who live in your area or state. Traveling increases the chance of getting or spreading COVID-19.

Offer supplies to keep you and others safe

By providing supplies to help you and others stay safe during your holiday festivities, you make everyone safer. For example, bring extra masks (do not share masks), hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.

Limit contact with others

If you are attending a gathering with people outside of your household, consider avoiding contact with people outside of your household for 14 days prior and after the event.

Follow CDC guidelines to protect yourself

Wear a mask, avoid close contact with anyone who is not from your household, avoid anyone who is sick, wash your hands often with soap and water and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

Visit the CDC website for more information.

Most importantly, have a safe, relaxing Thanksgiving and remember: the day is truly about gratitude!