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USA TODAY

Like many families this year, the Rivers clan will throw out its normal holiday travel tradition to make sure the coronavirus doesn’t make an appearance at the Thanksgiving feast.

Gene Rivers of Tallahassee, Florida, says the normal routine of gathering the family at a ski resort northwest of Montreal for Thanksgiving and mid-December to mid-January won’t work because Canada and the United States shut the border on both sides to nonessential travel.

Plan B – trying to draw his three grown-up kids