Bridgeport Health Department: 'Keep Thanksgiving gatherings small or cancel altogether'

Bridgeport Health Department officials say residents in the city should keep Thanksgiving gatherings small this year because of the heightened risk of COVID-19.

News 12 Staff

Nov 6, 2020, 11:07 PM

Updated 1,326 days ago

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Bridgeport Health Department officials say residents in the city should keep Thanksgiving gatherings small this year because of the heightened risk of COVID-19.
Health Director Lisa Morrissey says many COVID-19 outbreaks in the city are being traced back to small gatherings of friends and families.
Morrissey says those looking to have guests over to celebrate Thanksgiving should consider canceling altogether.
For Lillian Moye and her husban Willie, Thanksgiving is really something to look forward to each year. The Moyes, who are both in their 70s usually spend time with their big family.
"The house is full because everyone comes to have dinner here," says Lillian. "They love my cooking."
However, the couple's daughter suffered a stroke after contracting COVID. So for the Moyes, skipping the holiday is a sacrifice they are willing to make.
"If we just hold on, keep the faith and trust God he will bring us through," says Willie.
Gov. Ned Lamont is also urging residents to have only 10 people or fewer present for the holiday.


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