The holidays are a time for family, friends, and loved ones to get together and celebrate. But this year, the Covid-19 pandemic has created a new set of challenges for holiday gatherings.
There are a few things you can do to make your holiday gathering safer during these Covid-19 times.
Here are some tips to help make your holiday gathering safer during these times:
1. Limit the number of people attending.
The smaller the gathering, the lower the risk of spreading the virus. So, if possible, limit the number of people attending your holiday gathering.
2. Encourage social distancing
Encourage your guests to maintain a social distance of at least six feet from each other. This can be done by seating people at different tables or in different rooms.
3. Serve individually plated meals
Buffet-style meals are a great way to spread the virus. So, instead, serve individually plated meals. This will help to limit the amount of contact between people.
4. Encourage handwashing
Make sure there is a place for your guests to wash their hands. Encourage them to do so often, especially before eating.
5. Avoid travel
If you can, avoid travel during the holidays. If you must travel, take precautions such as wearing a face mask, washing your hands often, and avoiding close contact with others.
6. Avoid hugging and kissing
While it may be tempting to hug and kiss your loved ones, it’s best to avoid physical contact. Instead, opt for a friendly wave or elbow bump.
7. Clean and disinfect surfaces
Be sure to clean and disinfect all surfaces that will be used by your guests. This includes doorknobs, light switches, and surfaces in the bathroom.
8. Ventilate the space
If possible, open windows and doors to ventilate the space. This will help to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.
9. Wear a mask
Wearing masks is one of the best ways to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Make sure to wear a mask when you’re around people you don’t live with, even if you’re outdoors. This will help to protect you and others from the virus.
10. Get tested
If you are feeling sick, or if you have been exposed to the virus, get tested. This will help to keep your loved ones safe. If you’re planning on attending a holiday gathering, get tested for COVID-19 beforehand. This will help to ensure that you don’t unknowingly spread the virus to others.
Following these tips will help to make your holiday gathering safer during these COVID-19 times. By taking these precautions, you can help to keep your loved ones safe and healthy this holiday season.