Gathering for Thanksgiving and risk perception

We explored the relationships between individuals’ behaviors, risk perceptions, and decisions to gather with other households during Thanksgiving in late November 2020 and the risk of subsequent SARS-CoV-2 test seeking and diagnosis. We found those who regularly engaged in higher COVID-19 risk activities and those who had a low-risk perception of COVID-19 were more likely to gather with other households for Thanksgiving. There was no association between gathering for Thanksgiving and subsequent COVID-19 infection or developing COVID-19 symptoms, both of which were self-reported measures. However, few participants reported receiving a COVID-19 test after Thanksgiving. 3.5% of those who gathered in our cohort tested positive after Thanksgiving. For more information, click here