The Union Democrat
5 TIPS FOR A HEALTHY HOLIDAY SEASON
Keep everyone jolly and better protected from COVID-19 infection with a few simple steps:
Make COVID-19 an uninvited guest.
It's okay to set rules! Whether that's having everyone be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines or getting tested, everyone wants to celebrate safely.
Stay healthy to ensure you can fully enjoy all the celebrations.
Getting your vaccine and updated booster will help protect you and your loved ones so you can make the most of the festivities together. The holidays are a busy time of year and staying healthy ensures you can fully enjoy all the celebrations with family and friends.
Enjoy your festivities in the fresh air.
Consider hosting your guests outdoors, if weather permits. If gathering indoors, open a few windows to keep fresh air circulating.
Test before gathering.
At-home COVID-19 tests provide a sense of security before you gather. Testing positive for COVID-19 means staying home until symptoms have passed.
Consider wearing a mask based on local transmission rates.
COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations can change quickly. It’s a good idea to know what’s going on in your community and to recognize your own tolerance levels and those of your guests. If you’re hosting a large indoor event, consider placing a basket of masks at the door for your guests if they choose to wear one. Attending a large-scale event? Remember to bring a well-fitting mask to use when you arrive if it makes you feel more comfortable.