• COVID Holiday

    The Holidays During the COVID-19 Pandemic

 Wondering how to make your winter holidays safer during the COVID-19 pandemic? Check out the “COVID-19 dos and don’ts during a dangerous Thanksgiving and holiday season” recommended by UC Davis Health. Atop the list: Don’t gather in person.

That advice also tops the recommendations issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). As stated by the CDC, celebrating with only the people in your own household is “the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year,” because “staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others.”

All three of these health organizations also provide—albeit further down on their lists—advice on how to make in-person gatherings safer. The short answer: if you must gather, keep it small and outdoors (and, of course: wear a mask, keep at least 6 feet apart and wash your hands frequently).  

But no matter how you decide to celebrate this year, here’s hoping for the best, and safest, winter holidays that are possible during a global pandemic.