CDC Thanksgiving Guidelines
Now that Halloween came and went, we look forward to Thanksgiving. Some people followed the CDC Guidelines while others didn't, but the CDC is still sending out guidelines seeing as though COVID-19 isn't going anywhere.
The CDC went on to also talk about the virus spread risk at holiday celebrations by talking about low risk and high risk activities. Stating,
Celebrating virtually or with members of your own household poses low risk for spread. In-person gatherings pose varying levels of risk.
Other points to note that the CDC stated were,
- Indoor gatherings generally pose more risk than outdoor gatherings. Indoor gatherings with poor ventilation pose more risk than those with good ventilation, such as those with open windows or doors.
- Gatherings that last longer pose more risk than shorter gatherings.
- Gatherings with more people pose more risk than gatherings with fewer people. (The CDC currently does NOT have a limit or recommend a specific number of attendees for gatherings.)
- Gatherings with more preventive measures in place, such as mask wearing, social distancing, and hand washing, pose less risk.
There is also a list of "People who should not attend in-person holiday celebrations."
Do not host or participate in any in-person festivities if you or anyone in your household has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and has not met the criteria for when it is safe to be around others. Has symptoms of COVID-19. Is waiting for COVID-19 viral test results.
Is at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
While these guidelines are more of a suggestion, many families will be having a very different type of thanksgiving compared to years past. More information can be found on the CDC Website.
No matter what you do this year, stay safe and have fun QC!