The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issues safety guidelines for the upcoming holidays this year.
Traveling on Thanksgiving and Christmas for family gatherings and reunions are highly discouraged. Traveling increases the risk of acquiring and spreading COVID-19 that’s is why staying at home is highly considered the best way to protect yourself from getting the virus.
When attending a gathering, to avoid contracting COVID-19, the CDC reports that it is safest to gather outside, but if you must stay indoors, it recommends that you make sure the room is large and well ventilated or open a window. Also, always remind everyone to practice social distancing and wear masks.
For grocery shopping, the safest option is to shop online for Thanksgiving groceries and either have them delivered through a service or use a grocery store that allows you to pre-order and pick up items.
It is also strongly recommended to get a flu shot before Thanksgiving or Christmas gatherings because it can take two weeks to become effective as it takes time for your body to create antibodies to the flu virus.
Click here to know more about the CDC’s list of suggestions for the holiday gatherings this year.