Gatherings during the upcoming holidays is an opportunity to reconnect with friends and family as the Covid-19 pandemic has been very isolating for many people.
Due to strict guidelines and precautions from Governor Newson, this holiday season will be different than usual as large family gatherings and events aren’t encouraged.
As Thanksgiving approaches, traditional Thanksgiving gatherings with friends and family will occur. Although they are fun, it can increase the chances of receiving or spreading the virus.
Celebrating with immediate family only is heavily preferred as California surpasses 1 million total cases of Covid-19.
However, there are steps to making the celebration safer if you choose to spend it with people outside of your household.
Wearing a mask covering the mouth and nose is proven to reduce the chance of spreading the virus as well as keeping a safe and respectable distance from others.
Washing hands with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds after using the restroom kills germs and it may be smart to keep a hand sanitizer around, just in case.
Try to limit the guest capacity and keep it an outdoor party.
It is important to set expectations and rules for everyone who is celebrating together and disinfect surfaces in between uses.
Thanksgiving can still be a fun time with your friends and family if self regulation and precautions are taken seriously.