I would like to express on behalf of the agency and board that, while we are thankful for our DSP’s and other staff members every year, 2020 has brought new challenges for Sinergia, and their dedication and professionalism has been crucial in our response to the pandemic.
This is an unusual Thanksgiving for two reasons. One, although many or most of us know someone who is among the more than 250,000 Americans whose lives have been lost to the pandemic, we can all be thankful to have been spared, and for those who are close to us who have also been spared. The Thanksgiving holiday is especially precious because it is an occasion to reflect on those things we are grateful for, even if we generally take them for granted.
The other reason this Thanksgiving is unusual is that, while we want to celebrate, we need to be extremely cautious in how we do so. We know that travel and large gatherings with others from outside our households are not responsible at this time, and we owe it to ourselves, our loved ones and our communities to follow public health guidance.
If you aren’t sure whether your Thanksgiving plans are consistent with public health guidance, please consult the CDC guidelines below.
Don Lash, Executive Director