Families relying on technology this Thanksgiving as COVID cases continue to rise

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) —  Thanksgiving will look a lot different this year at the dinner table because of COVID19.

With cases continuing to increase here in the state, Some families are faced with a tough decision on gathering this Thanksgiving.

“We’ve had family members who gotten the coronavirus and had to deal with it,” said Sanford Johnson of Clarksdale.”Fortunately we haven’t had a family member pass away, but we have had family members who got really sick, like spent a lot of time in the hospital. Knowing how bad things are that was a consideration.”

As for Terrence Johnson, who lives in Milton Massachusetts,” It’s tough all around. We’ve had that conversation with our kids earlier about how we weren’t going to be able to make the trip. And you know of course they are sad because all they talk about as soon as fall starts is when are we going to Mississippi when are we going to get to see grandma and Papa when are we going to get to see our cousins.”

As for Sanford and Terrence’s mother, Everlyn, she said COVID19 has taught her a lot about family.

“We’ve learned to pay more attention and treasure simple things,” she said. “We’ve had a lot more time for ourselves, we appreciate each other because we know a lot of families have had big losses in the middle of this.”

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