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Typical Thanksgiving gatherings with your loved ones are super fun but can increase the risk of spreading COVID-19 and other illnesses like the flu. The safest way to celebrate holidays this year is to celebrate with the people living in your household. If you are still planning on celebrating with people outside of your house, be sure to take extra steps to make the gathering safer. Here are some tips from the CDC to make your Thanksgiving safer!
Wear a mask with two or more layers that covers your mouth and nose and fits snugly against the sides of your face. Studies show that this is one of the best ways to protect yourself and those around you.
Be sure to stay at least six feet away from people that do not live with you. Keep in mind that some people without symptoms are still able to spread COVID-19 or the flu.
As always, wash your hands often with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds. If you are unable to use soap and water, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Attending a Gathering?
In addition to the steps mentioned above, these additional steps are recommended by the CDC if you plan on attending a gathering.
Hosting a Gathering?
For more information on how to celebrate safely, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.