Carmelita Brown, 77, has been painstakingly careful with her health over the past year, even after being fully vaccinated against COVID The person, mostly outdoor affair was such a trouble-free experience that Brown is now itching to plan a summer trip with her kids and grandkids.
How to keep everyone safe? Follow these COVID gathering restrictions to help make sure your good health is one of the many gifts you can celebrate this holiday season.
Limit gatherings to small groups rather than large ones. Ideally, during COVID, the gathering size should be limited to only those within your immediate household. Make sure all guests have been following social distancing guidelines, wearing masks, and are currently healthy.
To prevent the spread of COVID, consider hosting your holiday gathering at home, preferably outdoors. When greeting guests, wave or offer voice greetings instead of hugging, bumping elbows, or shaking hands, and encourage others to do the same. If hosting, ask guests to bring masks with them, or consider providing masks to ensure everyone complies.
Stagger guest arrival times to avoid crowding in entryways, and discourage guests from gathering in hallways, lines outside restrooms, or other congested areas. Encourage your guests to clean up upon arrival, as well as before and after dinner. You may also want to place cleaning supplies in hand-washing areas to encourage guests to wipe down surfaces after use.
Hosts should consider limiting the of people serving and handling food at gatherings, as well as limiting those entering and exiting food prep areas. Consider offering single-use options of salad dressings, condiments, and food containers. If dining at a restaurant, avoid buffets where serving utensils will be shared, and stay away from frequently touched items, such as self-serve condiments and salad dressings, touchscreens, and beverage dispensers.
Family gatherings aren't as safe as you may think during covid
If you must travel, however, check out hotel accommodations online before you check in. See what additional cleaning and disinfection policies are in place, and note whether these include frequently touched surfaces such as door knobs, elevator buttons, pens, phones, tables, light switches, and payment stations.
Ask whether the hotel offers mobile room keys, contactless payment options, and contactless room service. Other s that indicate a hotel is taking appropriate precautions include plexiglass barriers at check-in counters and clearly marked physical distancing s in lobbies and common areas.
Spread good cheer, not germs
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