How to Stay Healthy this Holiday Season
The holiday season brings the chance for us all to gather and connect with our family and friends. And while every winter brings the stress of cold and flu season, this year presents new challenges with COVID-19 cases increasing around the world. If you are planning to celebrate this year, here are a few tips for keeping yourself safe and healthy.
Consider all Celebrating Options
If you are at a high-risk for serious infection from COVID-19, including those over the age of 65 and those with underlying health conditions, you should consider all celebrating options. Virtual events and outdoor celebrations are good solutions if you are worried about being at a large group gathering.
Always Social Distance
If you are attending a party, plan to wear your mask or remain at least six feet from others at all times. You can even wear a name badge stating that you are distancing yourself from others. Many hosts may even provide colored wrist bands or name tags that help their guests display their comfort level in engaging with others.
Wash Your Hands
Washing your hands before eating and touching your face is a simple, primary preventative measure against COVID-19. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), regular hand washing reduces respiratory illnesses in the general population by 16 to 21 percent.
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