2020 has been a unique year and that means our holiday celebrations will look a little different this year. When you are planning for holiday get togethers remember to think safety first. Your number one priority should be to think about the health and safety of yourself and others. This means you may need to get a bit more creative with holiday plans.
Tips to Planning a Safe Holiday Season
Keep it Small
If possible do your best to only celebrate with those who live in the same household.
If you do need to get together with others outside of your immediate household, keep it brief. Gatherings that last longer pose more risk than shorter gatherings.
Take it Outdoors
Planning an outdoor event in Minnesota during the winter can be tough, but it’s doable! Get creative and take your holiday event to the outdoor ice skating rink instead.
The holidays normally mean our friends and family travel from afar to gather together, however, this year staying at home is encouraged to limit the spread of disease.
Make masks mandatory at your holiday party with the exception of when actively eating and drinking.
6 Feet Apart
Plan to maintain your distance – stay at least 6 feet apart from one another.
Wash Your Hands
Wash your hands regularly and wash them properly. When clean running water and soap are not available use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
If you are experiencing any symptoms or have had known contact with someone positive for COVID-19 stay home.
Watch State Guidelines
COVID-19 guidelines regularly change. It is important to remember that state guidelines may differ from federal.