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Celebrating Thanksgiving Without Loved Ones During a Pandemic

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The director of Polk County's health department and other health officials have said this fall that Iowans should not gather with people from other households for Thanksgiving dinner.

IPR's Clay Masters talks with Talk of Iowa host Charity Nebbe about how the pandemic will impact Iowans' mental health as they cancel Thanksgiving travel plans, and what she's learned from recent Talk of Iowa episodes on the subject.

Thanksgiving is Thursday and health officials are asking families to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by foregoing their usual holiday gathering. That will be difficult for many of us. IPR's Talk of Iowa host Charity Nebbe has had a number of episodes lately about mental health during the pandemic, and shared her thoughts on IPR's Morning Edition.