But not everyone is quite as fastidious as Ms. Floerchinger-Franks, who happens to be a retired public health official.
Frustrated after months of isolation, many are ignoring the pleas of public health experts and forging ahead.
“We’re just going to eat the way that we normally would,” said Tamra Schalock of Redmond, Ore., who is hosting a party of 13.
Instead of arguments over politics or the Dallas Cowboys’ running game, the argument is over whether to get together at all.
“I hate it, and I hate all of the fights,” Ms. Cohen said.
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