ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state’s governor and New York City’s mayor made one more plea Tuesday to urge people to abandon plans for in-person Thanksgiving festivities. Gov. Andrew Cuomo donned a turkey-themed face mask at a press conference in Long Island, where he disclosed he will no longer be celebrating Thanksgiving with his 89-year-old mother in-person. Cuomo urged New Yorkers to just say no to Thanksgiving gatherings to help reduce COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, which he said are rising at a dangerous level. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said JetBlue is offering self-test kits for departing New Yorkers, but urged travelers to stay home.
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