Editorial: Stay home for the holidays
From The Lookout Staff
With the holiday season quickly approaching, many safety questions arise.
The world is nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, and The Lookout staff recommends celebrating the holidays with your immediate family or household to keep everyone safe.
Cases are spiking even higher than at the start of the pandemic, and health officials are concerned more than ever as hospitals reach capacity.
According to data reported by The New York Times, COVID-19 cases in Michigan reached an all-time high on Nov. 9 with 9,051 new cases.
The Lookout staff is suggesting some alternatives to a big celebration with extended family and friends.
The first suggestion would be to have a Thanksgiving or Christmas meal with your immediate family. Make all your favorite dishes and eat with the people in your household.
Virtual video calls via Zoom and Skype are another option to stay connected with relatives and friends remotely.
Finally, if you typically spend Black Friday scouring stores for the best deals, try shopping during the many online sales this season.
There is no denying that this year has been trying. People lost their jobs, homes and loved ones, and it might be difficult to choose something to be thankful for.
But the staff at The Lookout wants to say what we are thankful for this year. We are thankful for the ability to continue our publication remotely as we are unable to be on campus.
Not all student employees have the same luxury to work from home, so we are thankful we get to continue to provide news to the LCC community.