Denver Mayor Michael Hancock (D) flew to Mississippi on Wednesday for Thanksgiving after telling people to avoid travel if possible, The Denver Post reported.

Mike Strott, a spokesman for Hancock’s office, said there was no contradiction between the mayor’s trip and his advice, noting that Hancock will spend the holiday with only his wife and one of his daughters. Hancock ordinarily hosts up to 50 members of his family, according to the newspaper.

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“(Hancock) has told people to rethink their Thanksgiving plans. He has also said that if you do travel to follow health and safety guidelines and the mayor will still follow health and safety guidelines upon his return,” Strott told the newspaper.

Strott said the mayor intended to “follow all necessary health and safety guidance and quarantine” upon returning to Denver.

Read more at The Hill.