Staying COVID Safe During the Holiday Season
With the holiday season approaching, you might be thinking about how to be with your family yet keep yourself and your loved ones safe from the spread of COVID-19. This is not time time to let your guard down! Undoubtedly, the holidays will look different this year. But it is possible to enjoy them whether virtually or, in some cases, together in person.
When planning how to celebrate the holidays, always follow CDC and state health and safety laws, rules, and regulations that might apply. It's also important to consider the unique risks posed by each in-person event.
In-person events: Who should avoid them?
Don't host or attend an in-person event if you or anyone in your household:
- Has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and hasn't met the criteria for when it's safe to be around others
- Has symptoms of COVID-19
- Is waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test
- May have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
- Is at increased risk of severe illness with COVID-19
- If you or someone you live with or work with is at increased risk of severe illness with COVID-19, avoid in-person events with people outside of your household.
If you or your loved ones aren't able to attend an in-person gathering, you can still celebrate together virtually. There are lots of fun ideas online for celebrating virtually with your family members from wearing your ugly sweaters to singing carols on Zoom!