Andre Russel, dressed as Santa Claus, speaks to children from the basement of his Chicago home on December 17. Because of the pandemic, some children's visits with Santa Claus went virtual this year.
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Celebrating the holidays during a pandemic

Updated 11:45 AM ET, Fri December 25, 2020

Andre Russel, dressed as Santa Claus, speaks to children from the basement of his Chicago home on December 17. Because of the pandemic, some children's visits with Santa Claus went virtual this year.
Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP/Getty Images

As the coronavirus surges in the United States, many Americans have a decision to make: Do I change the way I celebrate the holidays?

The country saw more Covid-19 cases in November than in any other month of the pandemic. Health officials have been urging the public to avoid travel and large family gatherings that could spread the virus.