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The governor’s office says indoor and outdoor gatherings at private residences will be limited to no more than 10 people. The limit will be implemented due to the recent increase in COVID cases across the state. As of Monday, there were 120 active cases of COVID in St. Lawrence County. The most since the pandemic began. Families have traditionally gathered to celebrate Thanksgiving next week. This year health officials are warning against large gatherings to help stop the spread of the virus.

Will the pandemic impact your Thanksgiving plans?

60.2% -- Yes

36.8% -- No

3% -- Unsure

Total responses: 323

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Here are your comments:

We are a small, far-flung family. My in-laws live in two different countries and my immediate family members live on both coasts. Our youngest lives here and will join my spouse and me for Thanksgiving. Our oldest we haven’t seen since last Christmas and probably won’t see until spring, if the vaccine is available. But we certainly will be thankful for all the lives of those we love, cherish, and safeguard by being responsible and respectful of the virus that has taken so many.

11/23/2020 11:25 AM

For the safety of our family we are making this one small sacrifice of not gathering for the greater benefit of everyone's health.

11/23/2020 10:16 AM

Staying home with household members. Calling or Zooming with extended family. I will not be responsible for getting a family member sick or dead! And I don' want them responsible for me!

11/23/2020 10:02 AM

Not having anyone in for Thanksgiving Dinner. Normally have around 29.

11/23/2020 9:28 AM

my wife and i will be home alone instead of being with our kids and grandkids.

11/23/2020 8:20 AM

I’m gonna do the right thing and stay home alone. Let the trumptards gather and spread the virus to each other. GOP the party of stupidity.

11/23/2020 6:30 AM

Instead of visiting in person with those we love we will be staying home and calling them in order to protect them. We look forward to being able to see them again, hopefully sometime next year.

We will not be impacted by this statement from our Governor because we have a lovely small family.

11/22/2020 11:33 AM

I will stay home. This is the only sensible thing for anyone to do.

11/22/2020 11:05 AM

Use common sense Stay safe Stay strong Miami Dade

11/22/2020 10:44 AM

I Do Not Listen To A DICTATOR!!!!

11/22/2020 9:57 AM

Frustrated like most people are with the current situation ,s

11/22/2020 9:27 AM

Because of stupid crap! This has gotten out of control and the places that claim they follow rules are full of crap.... Again The WRONG people are DYING! This is a waste of time!

11/22/2020 9:15 AM

no travelling to my children's home out of state.

11/22/2020 7:55 AM

It will have some sort of impact on everyone ! Crazy question ! Almost as crazy as the people who pay taxes in our school system and are so brain dead to believe that the University of Norfolk and Massena / high school can function without outside state aid . Time to cut Teachers/ education jobs if you are worried about losing 20% of state aid. Can you imagine if these little flowers/ educators had to survive in the real business world. Can’t wait for these same people that voted for the liberal left to enjoy the new tax hike ! Oh wait we pay their wages through the real working persons taxes / private sector.. No worries for them , just belly up to the trough and enjoy life as usual !

11/21/2020 7:33 PM

No dinner this year for sure. Be responsible

11/21/2020 5:34 PM

We're old and feeble, but not insanely stupid. So we'll put off family get-togethers until it's more likely that we'll survive them. But we have over 70 million really stupid people in this country, as evidenced by the number who voted for our tantrum-throwing Toddler-in-Chief. So the pandemic will go on killing us, stupid people and smart people alike. Here's hoping no one you love dies because the Trumpster was too childish to listen to his own public health experts.

11/21/2020 12:50 PM

We live in Waddington and our town supervisor was positive but still out and about its not safe now to around people who knows how many people he infected

11/21/2020 10:05 AM

We only have a small gathering, no different from many past years. Happy Thanksgiving everyone, we have SO much to be thankful for starting with Nov. 3rd. GO BIDEN!!!!! BYEDON....You're fired

11/21/2020 10:01 AM

No traveling, no family gathering!

11/21/2020 9:53 AM

Yep! With these unnecessarily drawn-out Covid 'stay at home' orders, I had to dip into my reserves and ate my turkey in August, my cranberries in September, and all the yams the day out of the garden! Looks like roasted canned tuna, one-bean casserole, and some old dry nuts stolen from the squirrel's backyard winter stash this Thanksgiving! Being government ordered to eat alone and not open my submissive yap other than to shove a forkful of boiled nut and cream of tuna tartar in my big mouth, things could be worse. I gratefully give my most sincere love and thanks this year, first to God, next to my beautiful family and friends, and in final appreciation to all you essential workers and volunteers out there dutifully and selflessly putting you and your family's lives and safety on the line for benefit of all the rest of us this past year. Know you are all loved dear neighbors!

11/21/2020 8:26 AM

Still headed to pinch one off on Cuomo's lawn then Biden's if I can get enough burrito's in me. Nothing has changed.

11/21/2020 5:05 AM

Waiting to see someone who ignores the warnings have themself or a loved one get sick with it .

11/21/2020 1:51 AM

It already has. I told the people that invited us to Thanksgiving dinner that we wouldn't be attending this year because of Covid-19. It has been an annual event but there are too many positive cases around to take any chances. We also told them that we wouldn't be visiting on Christmas.

11/20/2020 11:06 PM

Anyone with any sense will follow the guidelines. We are all tired of COVID19 running our lives, but the fact is "large" gatherings enhance the spread of the virus. Do you really want to take the chance of the virus spreading through your immediate or extended family and your closest friends? Be smart and sacrifice a few holidays now so your family can ALL enjoy them in the future. It is not a question of your "rights" it is a question of your sanity and your humanity.

11/20/2020 10:16 PM

Unfortunately, our 5 decades of family get togethers is cancelled. Family members can stop and pick up at doorway their complete turkey diner.

11/20/2020 7:25 PM

Staying home with Lupus! Stay safe everyone! Its not worth it to contract the virus.

11/20/2020 6:46 PM

Will be just me, my wife, & the bird.

11/20/2020 6:03 PM

The government has absolutely no business sticking their noses in our homes! The government will soon change once the evidence of manipulation, outside forces interfering in our election, national security being at risk, stealing votes, multiple voting, Dominion vote dumping and everything else that's now being exposed. This will go to the highest court and this BS election will go to the true winner - Trump. I can't wait until it happens because the dems have stooped to unbelievable levels of cheating & vote manipulation to ensure a child-sniffing pedo who can't remember what he's running for is the media-elect. He has not been certified & will not be when the truth is exposed. StopTheSteal Now.

11/20/2020 5:06 PM

First time with no children and no grandchildren

11/20/2020 3:27 PM

we planned to keep it small due to pandemic this year

11/20/2020 2:30 PM

I heard that the recent spike is linked to the Democrats having parties on election night. But....the media is covering this up. Intersting.

11/20/2020 2:30 PM

Just the two of us for Thanksgiving this year, We will not be visiting our parents in person.

11/20/2020 1:23 PM

Keeping the gathering small to avoid COVID as much as possible. Wear your mask in public, social distance, and keep local. We have to think of each other, not just ourselves.

11/20/2020 11:48 AM

But keep in mind -- the Governor of any state (including NY) may not override the U.S. Constitution, which has an amendment guaranteeing protection against illegal search and seizure. Please, folks -- use common sense and don't spread COVID-19 around, but also don't be afraid local law enforcement will enforce non-existent laws. Only the Legislature of NYS can make law -- NOT the governor!

11/20/2020 10:59 AM

Cuomo is a fraud, the democrats are frauds, the mainstream news media are frauds, the election was a sham which produced Joe Biden, who will be a sham president. Millions of people with common sense have figured this out. I will have as many people as I please for Thanksgiving dinner, before the aforementioned completely destroy the U.S. Constitution and America's freedoms.

11/20/2020 10:36 AM

Have cancelled all holiday plans with the family

11/20/2020 8:43 AM

They don't have the right to tell us how many people can be in our homes. He doesn't seem to be able to follow his own rules. I guess if we were holding a protest in our house we would be ok.

11/20/2020 8:39 AM

We will ignore idiot Cuomo

11/20/2020 7:50 AM

Virtual thanksgiving here. Don’t want to chance spreading it between loved ones. I don’t want next years thanksgiving to be with less family members or be talking in remerberance of a lost one from last thanksgiving.

11/20/2020 7:30 AM

No more COVID 1984! will be the battle cry of the counter-revolution. We’ve had enough of this dictator in Albany, the petty tyrants at the Board of Health, and the complicit media. I will take dangerous freedom over the safety of tyranny. Notice I didn’t begin that last sentence with “give me...”

11/20/2020 7:02 AM

you wont stop the spread, you are just prolonging it. my body is designed to fight infections.

11/20/2020 6:55 AM

Cuomo is a dictator and I will be moving out of this state in a year. I can't stand liberals.

11/20/2020 6:12 AM

It definitely impacts our plans. There will be no family thanksgiving this year. If everybody cooperates maybe we can get through this. It is the only way to stop the spread. Be smart.

11/19/2020 10:03 PM

Because I am not, nor is my husband, NOR are my adult children, we all decided that we will not have Thanksgiving dinner together. The kids don't live with us, therefore we are cancelling. It's the responsible thing to do.We can face time during the day. It was with a heavy heart that we cancelled our holiday meal. If more people would stop acting as if this is just "a bad flu" or that these measures are "against their rights"( their right to what? kill people?) and mask up, social distance, stay home and be honest about their travelling when they go out of the county, state or wherever, we might be able to get this virus under control. There's a difference between being a responsible citizen and a sheep. And why we're her, pull your damned mask up over your nose. Not only do you look stupid, you also exhale through your nose.

11/19/2020 7:54 PM

Makes sense to be safe as Covid numbers have spiked!

11/19/2020 7:39 PM

We have had 2 in our family test positive in the last 2 weeks. We will not be together this year in person. Only in thought, so we can see each other in the future when the numbers go down and it is safer. Thank God we have smart leader in NYS. He was the savior in the spring and he will be again now.

11/19/2020 6:27 PM

No. I am alone as usual. I will have my yearly Swanson Hungry Man turkey TV dinner, which I had a neighbor get for me back in the Summer when "the curve had flattened (!). No Chinese Flu for me, thank you! Then, a good book, and the recliner, and that will be my day.

11/19/2020 5:54 PM

As an essential worker, I have to limit my exposure to protect my residents. Props to all CNAs, LPNs, and RNs who are protecting and caring even when away from the facility.

11/19/2020 5:36 PM

After nine months of asking people to do a few simple things to help control the spread of this virus it seems to be extremely difficult for some. THIS IS HOW THIS IS STILL SPREADING PEOPLE!!! JUST STOP. And maybe we could all enjoy life the way you have been!! But my family holidays won’t be with my family.

11/19/2020 4:37 PM

Tell King Cuomo to go

11/19/2020 2:36 PM

I have provided rehab care to 2 previously healthy long haul COVID symptom patients. They may never completely recover. Cases are increasing where I live too, so I will not be returning to the North Country to visit family this year. Many in my family are not healthy, and even if they were, it’s a risk I cannot take. We will make do with video and phone calls.

11/19/2020 1:56 PM

Its just a virus, some catch it others don't. Masks don't work nor does social distancing, if they did we would have never had a spike at all any time.

11/19/2020 9:40 AM

If we're all comfortable, then our (less than 10) small family gathering will happen. With two 30-ish males working in Massena, it will depend on stats, etc. on Wednesday. Of course, there's more of an issue w/someone having to work on the day, which begs the question: Unless it's a medical professional that's on duty, WHY DOESN'T EVERY OTHER BUSINESS CLOSE to everyone can have the holiday?

11/19/2020 9:24 AM

My family is not that big.

11/19/2020 9:01 AM

NAZI Germany tried to rule every aspect of their citizen's lives, too....How did that work out?

11/19/2020 8:48 AM

The fact that the question of "Are you considering taking ANY precautions during a surge in cases in a global pandemic or are we all good with infecting granny?" is being asked says an unfortunate amount about the state of things right now...

11/19/2020 8:28 AM

We're scaling things back a lot. COVID denial is killing people, please don't fall for the stupid conspiracy theories. Viruses don't care about who's trying to profit by getting you to click their misinformation websites; but, they will propagate to the most available host. That's you if you don't wear a mask and take precautions. Even if you show no symptoms, someone you come in contact with will and then it's too late.

11/19/2020 8:23 AM

We will not gather with extended family but will stay home with only immediate family.

11/19/2020 8:20 AM

THE GOVERNOR CAN TAKE A FLYING LEAP! He couldn't manage a fruit stand yet he's getting a $25,000 raise. What a joke

11/19/2020 8:03 AM

No big meal, no family, no grandkids, no fun here. Hope no Covid here either.

11/19/2020 7:22 AM

family not goingto get together this year.

11/19/2020 6:19 AM

We aren’t officially a communist country yet. I think I will have as many guests in my home as I want this Thanksgiving. No offense King Andy.

11/19/2020 4:43 AM

Last year we had 24 family and guests for Thanksgiving; this year we will have two. Hoping next year we will be back to normal. What a mess, eh?

11/18/2020 11:00 PM

Hippocritic democrats trying to control what you do ,when you do it and who you do it with.You think Cuomo cares about you - why did he send covid patients back to the nursing homes - enough said !

11/18/2020 10:37 PM

Just my husband and I this year, hopefully we can celebrate with family as usual next year.

11/18/2020 9:48 PM

We cannot be short sighted. Gathering together for Thanksgiving, sharing a table, not wearing masks. It is a terrible idea. Try alternatives. Drop off food to friends and families. Video call and have virtual dinners. It is hardest to wear masks around those we love because it feels like we dont trust them. Wear the masks because you love them. Better yet, let's get together in the spring and save the north country from a long winter of lost loved ones. I will stay home for you. .

11/18/2020 8:55 PM

Governors do not have the constitutional authority to dictate how many people are allowed in your private home. We will be celebrating the holidays as normal.

11/18/2020 6:30 PM

theres no law thats says i can only have 10 family members for thanksgiving

11/18/2020 5:37 PM

Traveling to VA as we usually do will NOT be happening this year....

11/18/2020 5:15 PM

The County needs to get it together and quit playing games. Letting one school remain open, while closing another for the same thing. Also telling people they have to quarantine or not for different amounts of time. Let’s have an approach that has set standards. Not different ones for which ever way the wind blows that day. Their contact tracing is a joke.

11/18/2020 1:50 PM

Family celebrations at Thanksgiving will lead to family funerals at Christmas. It's just not worth it to risk people's lives for a turkey.

11/18/2020 1:37 PM

It's "holidays as usual" for my family. This virus is just one of many risks that come along with being human. I follow the rules about masking, wash my hands frequently, but I'm not subjecting myself or family to the psychological damage of complete isolation.

11/18/2020 1:21 PM

STAY. HOME. PEOPLE. If you want to keep you and your family safe, and celebrate many more holidays in the future, stay home for this one. It sucks, but you HAVE to do it.

11/18/2020 1:18 PM

Yes, but I will cook for family members and then distribute meals to them. This will help to keep all of us safe during this time.

11/18/2020 12:17 PM

Staying at home, cooking our own Turkey. Wear a mask, don't be selfish and think of others. The virus would stop spreading if people changed their behavior. Also, Biden won, deal with it--it's because more people voted for him than trump.

11/18/2020 12:14 PM

Yes; we'll shelter in place on Thanksgiving without family this year because we want to be with them next!

11/18/2020 12:01 PM

I believe the county is doing fine. We are in an unprecedented time and unfortunately nobody will have all the right answers. People who think this is made up are just ignorant, people who say " wearing a mask infringes on my rights" are selfish. I my self don't know any body who has died from COVID nor do I want to. For the record I think Cuomo is idiot who has never had rural New York's best interest in mind. To sum it up I think the local government is fine. Our citizens need to step up and accept our situation, respect these temporary rules until we get through this mess. Inconvenience wont kill us COVID just might.

11/18/2020 11:37 AM

But I'm being safe, so I'm not celebrating due to the pandemic and being safe!!

11/18/2020 11:11 AM

When the useless governor pays my taxes, bills etc. then he can try and tell me how many people I can have for not just a holiday but ANY TIME or ANYTHING I want to do at MY HOUSE.

11/18/2020 11:08 AM

We are staying home. Immediate family only.

11/18/2020 10:52 AM

Absolutely!! If everyone would follow the rules (which by the way we all have to live by every day) we would not be in the mess we are in still in.

11/18/2020 10:50 AM

We will do our part by celebrating with household members only. Due to the current healthcare crisis, we did not make “plans” for a larger gathering.

11/18/2020 10:42 AM

We will not be spending Thanksgiving with our families to protect them from COVID.

11/18/2020 10:34 AM

Thanksgiving is about “ giving thanks”... for many different reasons. Giving thanks for the health ( & for being alive) of my family & friends is of upmost importance to me. We will most likely have a dinner that will be just husband& wife....even tho a son , relatives are local. We are thankful for past holidays together & look forward to the future ones when it’s safe. Please put politics & arrogance aside & do what is right. Why would you want to be responsible for a death(s)? The gatherings & other things are what is spreading the virus.

11/18/2020 10:19 AM

My children have had to move out of St. Lawrence County to find jobs, and so they live too far away to visit at Thanksgiving, anyway. I do not even plan to have turkey, as that involves going to a grocery store where many people do not bother to wear masks. I am doing everything I can to keep myself and everyone in the community safe.

11/18/2020 10:11 AM

Bars, restaurants, schools, and everything non-essential should be shut down NOW! Are you people stupid? Wear your masks, stay home except for groceries and gas, and please, please don't get together for the holidays!! You think just other people and their loved ones are dying? Wait until you or someone in your families dies, then MAYBE it will be real!! Wake up!! Your Trump doesn't care that millions of his fans or haters are dying! And these are great Americans that he was supposed to be leading, in the "greatest country in the world". God must be having a field day with this, and wondering what happened. I hope and pray that Americans wake up soon, use their brains, and realize that we can't hope for a better economy and life if we all eventually succumb to this asshole virus!

11/18/2020 10:10 AM

The Clown needs to limit his spending and implement a budget shortfall plan. The plan shouldn't be put Troopers on the road to ticket people in the backseat not wearing a seat belt! $63B in the hole yet he's getting a 25K raise and want's to enforce the back seat of your car and how many people you break bread with.

11/18/2020 10:06 AM

Smaller group of relatives

11/18/2020 10:01 AM

We feel it’s too risky sharing a meal together at this time. Although there are only 7 of us locally if all are well we will bundle up and get together outdoors on the warmest day and visit while masked and socially distanced. Sharing time together is what it’s all about!

11/18/2020 9:55 AM

Not gathering with family this year.

11/18/2020 9:55 AM

.."gatherings at private residences will be limited to no more than 10 people." B.S.... Trying to control now whom private citizens can have in their OWN homes for dinner , now..? Over stepping his authority and another reason to have him thrown out . Our Law Enforcement State wide has a lot more important matters to attend to than spying on Private citizens at home for a holiday dinner with their guests. !..

11/18/2020 9:50 AM

Sadly this will be the first time in 40 years of not having our family gather together and give thanks to what we are grateful for. Our eldest member is 80+ years of age and the youngest 11. But as the old adage goes, "Better safe than sorry!" Stay safe everyone.

11/18/2020 9:22 AM

With the Democrats having a election night party in Potsdam and Alex Hammond being Covid positive at that party it created multiple people who ended up testing positive and a huge quarantine. I don’t think that it is safe to go out to dinner for Thanksgiving which is usually what we do but I’m sure you won’t cover any of the truth of what’s going on

11/18/2020 9:22 AM

having dinner with family then going to work

11/18/2020 9:19 AM

We will only be having the folks that live in our house ,the same as last year.

11/18/2020 9:15 AM


11/18/2020 9:06 AM

30really not the number of people that matters it's the people themselves. If you live with 10 other people and wish to have Thanksgiving dinner with those 10 people that is safe. If you live with 20, 30 etc people then you are safe. But if you join with people who are not in your household then it becomes unsafe. As soon as a commenter mentions the word "Democrats, Republicans, governor, Trump, Biden etc. then that becomes purely irrelevant since this issue is not a political one!!!

11/18/2020 8:58 AM

We are in our late seventy's and we will be staying home alone so that we will have a better chance of being able to have a full family get together next year. Please everyone wear a mask when out and about, it can't hurt and may save a life.

11/18/2020 8:34 AM

Usually I have a gathering of hunters who spend time in and out of our home and hunt during Thanksgiving week and then we all have Thanksgiving dinner together and hang out. They are not coming this year because of COVID. There were not more than 10 but people still wanted to be safe so we cancelled it.

11/18/2020 8:25 AM

Already planned for Thanksgiving for just my household.

11/18/2020 8:22 AM

Absolutely not. I will not let tyrant emperor cuomo dictate when and where i can see my family. Especially when a virus has a 99.6% survival rate!!!

11/18/2020 8:22 AM

Of course it will impact my plans. Only true idiots are gathering with those outside their immediate household right now. Not being a complete idiot, I plan to not do so this year.

11/18/2020 8:18 AM

i hope you all send messages to NYC to vote cumo out !!!!!! he is not our president kick KING CUMO OUT

11/18/2020 8:14 AM

My immediate family will be staying home, not gathering with extended family as we usually do for holidays.

11/18/2020 8:13 AM

There will be no gathering this year sadly. Just myself and husband with a very small bird! As much as we would love to get together like past years it is just too dangerous with Covid spiking all over the USA. Next year! If we are to get this under control everyone needs to be responsible enough to do what is right- right for everyone- Blessings to all. We will get through this.

11/18/2020 8:12 AM

Spending Thanksgiving with your family and friends is always nice. But you know what’s even better? Keeping all of your loved ones and yourself safe and healthy during this pandemic. Stay home and alone. Stay healthy and alive.

11/18/2020 8:00 AM

The kids are vegan

11/18/2020 7:56 AM

Yes, Due to all of the inconsiderate supporters of the president and his misinformation and inaccurate information about covid-19 precautions. Public health officials cannot fix (Stupid) and the lack of common sense. This is real, just stop the spread by using a mask, washing hands often/sanitizer, stay home if you're sick.

11/18/2020 7:51 AM

MY HOUSE MY FAMILY Cuomo can go to what ever he wants. He will not dictate what I can do in my home.

11/18/2020 7:46 AM

It is obvious that private gatherings are greatly contributing to the spread of the virus. I’m of the belief it is better to sacrifice the traditional gathering this year in hopes that next year could be even more celebratory. Yes, I realize for some, this is their last Thanksgiving. If we were in an active military war on the home front, would you have the luxury of a large Thanksgiving gathering? If you have someone in the military, can that soldier just always come home? We have become pretty selfish about what we have to have. I must admit I’m tired of all the “I don’t care if I get COVID”, “we have to die sometime”, “ It’s no worse than the flu or a cold”, etc... Seems to me like a lot of very selfish people who are only thinking of themselves and not those who have become very sick or died, or all those in health care and public health who have to deal with this. And yes, I believe everyone should “ mask up”.

11/18/2020 7:45 AM

It will impact plans but I would rather be alive!

11/18/2020 7:41 AM

No large family gathering this year. Everyone is staying home.

11/18/2020 7:41 AM

There is no way this will stand judicial review as far as the Constitutionality of limiting how many people you can have in your home for a meal. Beyond that, this is just control through fear. Sooner or later a lot of people are going to wake up to whats going on and put a stop to it.

11/18/2020 7:28 AM

I don’t just limiting private gathering is enough. I think we need to shut down the whole county to really make a difference schools are still open like boces who have a large number of student with medically fragile children. They are at high risk and should have been the first but they still remain open with the growing number of cases. More action needs to be taken across the board or things will get worse before getting better and it needs to happen now .

11/18/2020 7:20 AM

One good thing about not having the usual guests this holiday season - I won't have to do as much house cleaning!

11/18/2020 7:19 AM

No one able to travel home. It will be me and me kids.

11/18/2020 7:15 AM

There will only be 4 of us. People are being so selfish and not taking this virus seriously. If everyone had done there part all along, we would not be in the state that we are. We have the fool in the White House to thank for people acting the way they do. He is to blame for all this. Nobody cares about their fellow man today. It is a society all about me, me, me. People have stop taking the precautions that are needed to keep each other safe. So sad. Our numbers will soon tell us if people took the necessary precautions and stayed home and had small gatherings.

11/18/2020 7:13 AM

Live your life. Nobody getting out of here alive.

11/18/2020 7:12 AM

Our daughter who lives in Vermont, will not be with us, but hopes to at Christmas when she will have 3 weeks off from her job at UVM. This will leave her more wiggle room to self quarantine on either side of her Christmas visit. This is when technology is a great thing! DUO, GOOGLE, ZOOM!

11/18/2020 7:08 AM

i dont care about covid

11/18/2020 7:08 AM

I absolutely want to be part of the solution...not the problem . Household only.

11/18/2020 7:05 AM

This is ridiculous and a far over reach of government. To intrude into our private homes and tell us what to do with people we most likely see all the time any way is absolutely ridiculous. When did I move to Soviet Russia? I thought this was a free country, not a socialist or communist nation that will send you to jail because of who you associate with.

11/18/2020 7:02 AM

The king can't tell you what you can do in your own home

11/18/2020 6:40 AM

It my house and no one is going tell me that I can not have more then 10 people.

11/18/2020 6:31 AM

No - we understand that some restrictions are needed to control this outbreak and to protect the vulnerable. If others would get on board and wear masks and socially distance, maybe we'd get through this quicker. It's not a conspiracy and no one is losing their rights.

11/18/2020 6:27 AM

We usually get together with my daughters family who live in Vermont. They can't come here and we can't go there without isolating for two weeks. So we will Zoom with them and hope that things get better in the future. This Covid thing is not to be taken lightly !

11/18/2020 6:22 AM

We will cook a meal just for the two of us. No socializing at all.

11/18/2020 6:09 AM

If social distancing, if mask are put on and hand washing is done, there should be no problem, The biggest problem is the stupid people that have the idea the there is no virus that will kill people! Those people are the ones that are spreading the virus! have parties, don't wear masks, will say that there is no virus, will tell you that there is no virus. You can't fix stupid! Just stay away from them!

11/18/2020 5:44 AM

But unlike the deadweight in this town I understand this is for the greater good. Trump supporters are less american than anyone I’ve ever met.

11/18/2020 2:25 AM

Wear masks and keep distancing.

11/18/2020 2:06 AM

Not having any plans this year. Too scary for me. Can' take the risk. Unhappy about, but it is what it is.

11/17/2020 11:10 PM

Thats ok. More leftovers. Less work

11/17/2020 9:33 PM

We work with school children and will stay home to keep them safe!

11/17/2020 6:49 PM

Corona viruses have existed for a long time. People need to start pushing back against this fraud or it will never end. The pandemic has now turned into a casedemic. The people who are playing along, and enacted this on the world, and the coming push for the Great Reset all need to be in prison. People need to wake up and stop living in fear and push back against the New World Order or our lives as we know it will be over.

11/17/2020 6:16 PM

Gov take care of your NYC & leave nny alone

11/17/2020 5:38 PM

nothing will change for me. family coming in as the do every year. we have a big house and it will be full of love and turkey on Thanksgiving. Cuomo has outlived his dictatorship. when he corrals his idiot brothers behavior, then I may listen.

11/17/2020 5:27 PM

Actually no it won't. No one in my clan is unhealthy or at risk so we will be completely ignoring Cuomo's bullcrap, authoritarian, ever-growing, endless lockdown rules. Even the World Health Organization is now saying not to lock down, and yet here we are with a governor who loves himself so much he already has a book and a poster going about how awesome he is at handling coronavirus.

11/17/2020 4:41 PM

As was medically predicted in the spring, the use of masks and overuse of hand sanitizer would reduce our bodies natural immunity to thrive. Doctors predicted this would cause the usual increase of sickness in the fall. Since there was no election in 2019, the Democrats let the illness run its course (H1N1) and people died but the herd immunity did what it has done for centuries. Now we are on the brink of Socialism/Communism with the Biden, who has done nothing but taken from society his entire political career.

11/17/2020 4:40 PM

Same poop, different year!!

11/17/2020 4:26 PM

Yes; we will not be gathering with extended family this year. This county and this country is in a Covid crises and it is up to each of us to keep ourselves and family and friends safe by staying away from each other. I'd rather wait a year and have those precious folks around to enjoy Thanksgiving with in 2021.

11/17/2020 4:23 PM

I usually go to a friend's house. Now I may stop by to say hello, and not eat there. I'll definitely be wearing a mask and keeping away from anyone there. We may zoom for dinner.

11/17/2020 4:16 PM

I expect that extended family gathering from away won't happen as usual, and those here may choose to limit the time and nature of our gathering as well. And, of course, we will wear masks and pretend like its a normal thing we do these days...

11/17/2020 2:01 PM

if you wait long enough, the Gov. will be the grinch that will try to steal Christmas as well. He apparently is not in favor of Chritianity, as he already cancelled Easter this past year. Anything that celebrates our country, Cuomo and the democrats are against it. This is a scary time for our nation, especially when Biden is attempting to steal presidential election with fraud, and criminal behaviour being done on his behalf, such as hacking voter machines to count Trump votes for Biden.

11/17/2020 1:56 PM

no because who knows how many thanksgivings we have left with our elders

11/17/2020 1:46 PM

Since I consider myself a fairly intelligent person I'm limiting my contact with people. I don't want to act like an impetuous child and gather with a bunch of mouth breathers for the sake of thumbing my nose at the government. I'll stay home and eat with my husband like I planned. Let the mouth breathers gather and take care of themselves. I'm sure my tax dollars will end up paying for their tantrums anyways.

11/17/2020 1:15 PM

What do the Amish do with 12 children?

11/17/2020 1:06 PM

Im going into hiding

11/17/2020 12:48 PM

The Governor does not stop the visit from the families of inmates from downstate why should we stop visiting our families.they have 100 people in prison on Saturday and Sunday every week

11/17/2020 12:38 PM

We will not be having our normal family gathering, it will be postponed. However I think that King Andy needs a reality check.

11/17/2020 12:12 PM

sure it does. oh well. its really not a big deal. I would much rather follow the rules to get over this, then to fight it and continue for god knows how long! Plus, i would hate to be the responsible one that makes my family sick and possibly die. Start using your brains people!

11/17/2020 12:07 PM

We will not be attending our traditional Thanksgiving get together this year, due to Covid.

11/17/2020 12:05 PM

Yes. Plans for family gathering canceled. Staying home, just the two of us.

11/17/2020 12:04 PM

It's only one year death is forever

11/17/2020 11:55 AM

Yes, staying home this year instead of going over the river and through the woods to risk giving or getting COVID-19 at Grandma’s or en route.

11/17/2020 11:37 AM

No family gatherings for me

11/17/2020 11:19 AM

We can decide for ourselves ... We don't have to be told how to live our lives! I am not letting this idiot Governor tell me what to do! People can use their heads without a dictator like Cuomo!

11/17/2020 10:36 AM

my plans were to get up at 5am, eat oatmeal, then work until dark, then spend a few evening hours running old video games or dvds and eating out of cans, so no my plans are unchanged

11/17/2020 10:00 AM

We have a baby due any day. Currently self-quarantining to protect mom and baby. Kids are remote learning. I can't say I am not frustrated with how poorly most people are handling this pandemic. Most of them are acting like spoiled children.. SMH.

11/17/2020 9:58 AM

The Dictator in Albany can go "pound salt". Being a public forum, I will refrain from the language I would normally use.

11/17/2020 9:52 AM

Idiot coumo will never dictate to me just who or how many people are allowed in my home. He's the worst Governor ny has ever seen. He should be tried for manslaughter for placing infected cronis virus patients in the nursing homes.

11/17/2020 9:49 AM

Yes. We usually have a few friends over the day after for leftovers. Won't be happening this year.

11/17/2020 9:46 AM

Plans have been cancelled.

11/17/2020 9:20 AM

We will stay home and eat alone, far to risky to even visit another related couple.

11/17/2020 9:05 AM