BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Leading up to Thanksgiving, Zoom has announced it will lift its 40-minute meeting limit for families who choose not to spend the holiday together because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The video conference service announced its decision to extend its meeting time Monday morning. The announcement comes at a time when scientists are recommending that families either drastically limit the number of people gathered together to celebrate the holiday or to scrap plans altogether for in-person gatherings.
As of Monday, there were 184,645 coronavirus cases that had been confirmed across Alabama since March, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. In addition, there had been 3,001 deaths confirmed to have been connected to the virus.
The extended Zoom times will run between Nov. 26 and 5 a.m. Nov. 27.
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