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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is giving advice for the upcoming holiday season. Thanksgiving is just weeks away and the CDC says that safe gathering and celebration will be necessary with the prevalence of COVID-19.
Attending large gatherings can increase risk of getting and spreading the virus despite increased vaccinations, according to CDC officials.
Despite an essential full-reopening of the U.S. economy, and lack of physical restrictions in most circumstances – the CDC says the safest way to celebrate (again) is virtually.
They also say that celebrating the holidays with people you live with, or with others outdoors – with more than six feet of social distancing is safe.
For those who are going to celebrate indoors with those from outside their household the CDC encourages opening windows and doors – or using a fan to pump in outdoor air into the indoor setting.
They are also asking anyone who is feeling symptoms of COVID-19 or other similar sicknesses to stay home.
Check out the full rundown of guidelines provided by the CDC below:
If you are attending an in-person holiday celebration, take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19.
CDC recommends delaying travel until you are fully vaccinated.
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