With COVID cases surging across the U.S. and officials rolling out lockdowns and restrictions to stop the virus spreading, ahead of Thanksgiving some Americans plan to flout the rules and celebrate as normal.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises people to only celebrate with members of their household or virtually, and urges those who plan to mark the occasion with others to try to stay safe.
In an attempt to ease pressure on hospitals caused by a virus that has already killed more than a quarter of a million people in the U.S., officials around the country have imposed restrictions and lockdowns that affect Thanksgiving.
Some of the toughest are in Washington state, Oregon, New Mexico and Michigan, where businesses are mostly closed. New Mexico also has a stay-at-home order, as does Ohio.
Other states like Oregon have limited social gatherings to six people from no more