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CDC tips for holiday gathering protocol

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Featured, Health & Wellness

Published on November 18, 2020 with No Comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers the following tips for hosting holiday gatherings:

  • Host outdoor activities rather than indoor activities as much as possible. If you choose to host an indoor event, avoid crowded, poorly ventilated, or fully enclosed indoor space. Increase ventilation by opening windows and doors to the extent that is safe and feasible.
  • Host activities with only people from your local area and limit number of attendees as much as possible.
  • Provide updated information to your guests about any COVID-19 safety guidelines and steps in place to prevent the spread of the virus.
  • Provide or encourage attendees to bring supplies to help stay healthy, such as extra masks, hand sanitizer, and tissues.
  • If you are planning in-person holiday gatherings with people outside your household, consider asking all guests to strictly avoid contact with people outside their households for 14 days before the gathering.

If you plan on holiday travel, the CDC suggests these safety measures:

  • Wear a mask in public settings, including public and mass transportation, at events and gatherings, and anywhere you will be around other people.
  • Avoid close contact by staying at least 6 feet apart (about 2 arms’ length) from anyone who is not from your household.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).
  • Avoid contact with anyone who is sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
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