Twitter Poll: What do you have planned for Thanksgiving?

(Infographic by Kaylie McLaughlin | Collegian Media Group)

For 24 hours, a Twitter poll asked students about their plans for Thanksgiving amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kansas State asked students to refrain from unnecessary travel and to take an asymptomatic test at Lafene Health Center if they do plan to go home for the holiday.

Of the 142 respondents, 25.4 percent indicated that they plan to stay in town for Thanksgiving. About 42 percent said they plan to go to a “family gathering” for the holiday. Another 12.7 percent of the respondents reported that they plan to do some kind of “traveling.”

The remaining participants — 19.7 percent — said they remain unsure about their plans.

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My name is Kaylie McLaughlin and I'm the ex-managing editor and audience engagement manager of the Collegian. Previously, I've been the editor-in-chief and the news editor. In the past, I have also contributed to the Royal Purple Yearbook and KKSU-TV. Off-campus, you can find my bylines in the Wichita Eagle, the Shawnee Mission Post and KSNT News. I grew up just outside of Kansas City in Shawnee, Kansas. I’m a senior in digital journalism with a minor in French and a secondary focus in international and area studies. As a third-generation K-Stater, I bleed purple and my goal is to serve the Wildcat community with accurate coverage.