The holidays conjure so many emotions, memories and expectations. The travel to be with loved ones, dinner at Grandma’s house with extended family, turkey with the family favorite stuffing, pumpkin pie and hugs from relatives you may not have seen in months.
But COVID-19 has many wondering what to do for the holidays, and with good reason. The pandemic has proven to be challenging to combat and cases are rising. No one wants to risk the safety of their family and themselves.
So, what are the options for celebrating? We’ve created this list, which includes information from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, to help you plan how to safely celebrate the holidays.
The best way to minimize the chances of getting and transmitting the virus is to stay at home and visit virtually with your family and friends. We’re recommending to our residents. Consider:
If you decide to have an in-person celebration, it is strongly advised that you:
If you have to travel, make sure to:
And what about Black Friday?
The day after Thanksgiving sales are huge in many households, but they are potentially a huge super spreader opportunity. To minimize your exposure:
While it is difficult to have such significant changes to traditions, remember that many people are working to insure that the 2021 holiday season is back to normal, as much as possible. We are all in this together!