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Happy Thanksgiving 2020

Don't travel for Thanksgiving, officials advise, but if you're traveling anyway, here are the safest states

Railway-station-Wearing Masks 5528198_640Families often gather for Thanksgiving, but this year, due to the pandemic, things are different. 

In order to minimize virus transmission and promote safety, families and friends should choose smaller, separate dinners connected by video calls, whether by choice or because of state regulations.

WalletHub has compared the 50 states across 10 key items to see which provide the safest conditions for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

The data analyzed includes how the state is handling the covid-19 pandemic, such as positive testing rate and death rate in the past week, as well as other indicators of general safety such as the crime rate and the average number of DUI-related fatalities in November.

Source: WalletHub
 

Safest States to Spend Thanksgiving

 
Overall Rank
(1 = Best)
State Total Score
1 Vermont 89.76
2 Maine 89.58
3 New Hampshire 80.00
4 New York 78.89
5 Washington 78.66
6 Virginia 76.55
7 Massachusetts 76.01
8 Hawaii 74.90
9 New Jersey 72.61
10 Maryland 71.68
11 Pennsylvania 71.24
12 California 71.02
13 Connecticut 70.86
14 Oregon 69.00
15 Colorado 67.16
16 Ohio 67.12
17 Rhode Island 66.82
18 Utah 63.97
19 North Carolina 61.51
20 Kentucky 61.43
21 West Virginia 60.93
22 Minnesota 58.45
23 Arizona 57.76
24 Nevada 57.67
25 Delaware 56.65
26 Kansas 54.54
27 Michigan 53.42
28 Florida 53.22
29 Idaho 52.57
30 Georgia 50.38
31 Alaska 47.94
32 South Carolina 47.40
33 Wisconsin 47.20
34 Louisiana 46.49
35 Arkansas 46.48
36 Indiana 46.25
37 Illinois 45.92
38 Texas 43.88
39 Tennessee 43.11
40 Oklahoma 42.83
41 Wyoming 42.19
42 Alabama 40.57
43 Iowa 38.92
44 Nebraska 38.62
45 Mississippi 38.22
46 North Dakota 36.16
47 Missouri 34.01
48 Montana 27.75
49 New Mexico 27.71
50 South Dakota 19.70

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Sue

Dear Rita, one thing for sure, Covid is one shure-fire way to keep people face-less and apart from one another. Oh yeah, video equipment is better than nothing, but it's so not the same as actually being there.

Tom at Sightings

Interesting info., but for us, we're not traveling, we're staying in # 11 Pennsylvania.

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