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.
- 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.