Holiday Celebration Safety Tips
The holiday season is an important time for families and friends to safely celebrate together. As many generations gather to celebrate, please remember the best way to minimize COVID-19 risk and to keep your family and friends safe is to get the COVID-19 vaccine, if you're eligible.
According to the Center for Disease Control you should also follow these seven recommendations for safe holiday celebrations:
- People who are not fully vaccinated should wear masks in indoor public settings.
- In communities with substantial to high COVID-19 transmission, masks should be worn in public indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status.
- Outdoor gatherings are generally safer than indoors, and crowded, poorly ventilated spaces should generally be avoided.
- People who are sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should not attend or host a gathering.
- People taking medications or who have a condition that weakens their immune system should wear masks, regardless of vaccination status.
- Additional precautions such as getting tested in advance and avoiding crowded spaces before travel should be taken if attending a gathering with guests from different parts of the country.
- Masks should not be placed on children younger than 2 years old. Instead, the best way to protect young children is ensuring all other guests who are eligible have been vaccinated.