Have a happy, safe and healthy Thanksgiving!

November 25, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees,

Thanksgiving will look different this year. While there won’t be big gatherings or cross-country trips, the holiday still serves as an important time to reflect on who and what you have to be grateful for in your life.

It could be your coworkers, your friends, your family or your neighbors. Maybe it’s your furry four-legged coworkers or simply the home you’ve spent more time in this year than ever before.

At Headlines, our team is grateful to all of our readers — dedicated Michigan Medicine team members who have stepped up amid a pandemic to carry out world-class patient care, education and research. It’s been a privilege to share your stories and triumphs during this challenging year.

As you prepare to celebrate the holiday, either here at the academic medical center or at home, be sure to keep these safety tips in mind, courtesy of your Michigan Medicine colleagues:

  • Limit your gatherings to those in your immediate household, if possible. “You can still have your favorite aunt make the pies and then divvy them up between households. Or one person could provide holiday to-go plates,” said Sheria Robinson-Lane, Ph.D., R.N.
  • If you do choose to get together, limit the size of your groups and ensure people wear masks and maintain a distance of at least six feet.
  • Large gatherings and potlucks are off-limits at work — celebrate by sharing individually wrapped food items and make sure distancing guidelines are strictly followed to avoid exposures while eating and socializing. 

For even more Thanksgiving safety tips, click here. And, as always, have a safe, happy and healthy Thanksgiving!