Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield is warning that the spread of COVID-19 through small household gatherings has become an "increasing threat." Redfield made this warning during a call with governors as new coronavirus cases rise in 36 states. "In the public square, we're seeing a higher degree of vigilance and mitigation steps in many jurisdictions," Redfield said. "But what we're seeing as the increasing threat right now is actually acquisition of infection through small household gatherings." With Thanksgiving approaching, the CDC describes a small dinner with members of one household as lower risk, and a small outdoor dinner with local family and friends as moderate risk. It recommends avoiding "large indoor gatherings with people from outside of your household." The U.S. is reporting around 50,000 new COVID-19 cases a day.
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