Thanksgiving is just a day away, but as the coronavirus continues to spread rapidly across the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging that the “safest way” to spend the holiday is “to celebrate at home with the people you live with.”
The holiday season is typically when traveling spikes and airports are more crowded than usual, and celebrities are using their platforms to encourage their fans to stay home and stay safe.
“I think Zoom is going to get a lot of traffic on Thanksgiving,” G-Eazy said in the virtual press room during Sunday night’s American Music Awards. “You gotta play it safe when it comes to family. I am going to be on Zoom with my family, just out of respect, out of precaution. You gotta consider each other, think of each other, be respectful of each other and be cautious of each other and take care of each other.”
Troye Sivan mirrored the sentiment on his Instagram Story. “Vaccine is around the corner, next year will be better,” he wrote. “Gotta keep our friends and family and cities safe for just a few more months! Zoom holidays are the way to go. Stay safe everyone.”
Garth Brooks also said he’s cancelling his family’s Thanksgiving plans and keeping things low key in order to stay safe. “She’s still going to cook for 20 people, it’s just going to be me,” he joked to Good Morning America about wife Trisha Yearwood. “I’m excited.”
See more thoughts from celebrities below, and while you’re home, check out our list of music specials to watch on TV this Thanksgiving.
Talked to my loving and very reasonable mom. No Christmas travel this year. No thanksgiving travel. We are all on the same page. I really hope you make the hard decisions too so we can get through this giant nightmare hellscape. Is that a word? Bye.
— Sara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles) November 23, 2020
— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 19, 2020
I decided to stay home this Thanksgiving. As a Broadway gal, I’m always used to working on holidays, so this isn’t so crazy to me. But, it’s the SAFER option and that’s important to me. I urge you to do the same…I know it sucks, but I really want to hug you all next year. 🥰
— Jessica Vosk (@JessicaVosk) November 20, 2020
I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving this year. Just to be home for a few days.
— Tim Heidecker (@timheidecker) November 25, 2020