Advice for a safe Thanksgiving dinner during COVID-19 in SWFL

Staying safe for Thanksgiving during COVID-19 in SWFL
Posted at 7:07 PM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 19:07:09-05

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — This Thanksgiving, families across Southwest Florida are making important decisions on how to safely celebrate and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

"Covid-19 is on the rise here. We have to remember there are other gatherings in the future. This is one isolated event and we need to take responsibility for ensuring safety," said Dr. Salvatore Anzalone, with the Healthcare Network of SWFL.

He's encouraging people to pay close attention to the safety guidelines made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC posted these recommendations to their website to help families prevent an outbreak over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Café You in Cape Coral says they follow a similar protocol when they host their fine dining and tasting events every month.

Manager Michelle Perfito says they try to limit the risk of exposure as much as possible.

"As far as pouring the water or wine, rather than just leaving it on the table at our wine dinners, we now actually pour it ourselves. That means I am the only person that is touching this bottle," said Perfito.

For more important information from the CDC on holiday safety and travel, click here.