As coronavirus cases continue to rise, the holiday season raises concerns of exacerbating the spike due to family gatherings.
Survey says: We asked over 3,000 Axios Charlotte readers if they plan to gather this holiday season with people beyond their immediate household, and the responses were almost evenly split.
- 43.5 percent of readers said they plan to host or attend gatherings.
- 46.6 percent said they will not be gathering with individuals outside their household.
- 9.9 percent said they aren’t sure what they’re doing yet.
CDC says: The CDC and state officials say that the safest way to celebrate the holidays is by staying home with your immediate household. Governor Roy Cooper asked all North Carolina residents to stay home for the holidays on Tuesday. “We’re just seeing the Thanksgiving Covid-19 spike over the last few days, and the Christmas holidays could be even worse,” he said.