(WENY) -- As families begin to sit down for Thanksgiving dinner, health officials are urging people to not risk gathering in person if someone is under the weather. Tioga County Health Department's Katie Wait says this is the time of year the cold weather and stress of the holidays can impact someone's health.  

“Even non-COVID, if someone's not feeling well; just encouraging them to stay home and not risking getting other people sick, especially young children with RSV, older adults, things like that,” Wait said.  

Several other tips regarding food safety, home fires, winter weather, safe shopping, and holiday safety can be found online.