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CDC Tips for Holiday Gatherings

Traditional Thanksgiving gatherings with family and friends are fun but can increase the chances of acquiring or spreading COVID-19 or the flu.  Follow these tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to make your Thanksgiving holiday safer:


Wear a mask

  • Wear a mask with two or more layers to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

  • Wear the mask over your nose and mouth, keeping it secure under your chin.

  • Make sure the mask fits snugly against the sides of your face.


Maintain social distance

  • Maintain a social distance of at least six feet from others who do not live with you.
  • Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread COVID-19 or the flu.

  • Keeping 6 feet (about two arm lengths) from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.


Wash your hands

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

  • Keep hand sanitizer with you and use it when you are unable to wash your hands.

  • Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.




Monitor symptoms

  • Continue to review our daily symptom screening tools and COVID-19 decision trees, being mindful of the health and wellness of all members of the household.







Families are also encouraged to bookmark our COVID-19 dashboard, which provides comprehensive data on positive cases and quarantine status by date, school and grade level.



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