With the holidays here, we want to remember to safely celebrate with our families we should adhere to a few rules to keep us from contracting COVID-19 and any of the new strains that may be floating around out there….

  • As always you should remember to wear a mask. I personally carry three masks with me at all times.  One in my pocket and two in the car, just in case I have a passenger that was unexpected that may need one…
  • Always remember to distance yourself socially from people you may not have been exposed to for some time, especially if they are not part of your nuclear family or their home from college or the university for the first time in a while.
  • Wash those hands frequently, and do so for at least 20 seconds. If you can use a bar of antibacterial soap, that is a bonus.
  • Never forget your hand sanitizer. Like our masks, we carry multiple containers in our jacket pocket, backpack, etc… Make sure it also has the minimum recommended percentage of alcohol in it which we believe is 60%!
  • If the weather is warmer, or you have heaters for your deck, etc, try to stay outdoors, or keep windows and doors open. The statistics show that 70% of Covid-19 cases are coming from poorly ventilated homes…
  • A tougher one might be asking your guests to bring their own food and utensils… If you can use plastic forks, etc if you are not comfortable asking them to bring their own utensils, then please do so. Single-use is better than having to handle them if you do not know if your guests have been exposed to someone with the virus.
  • With celebrations usually come numerous guests… Please limit the number of people if you can this year and keep it to a minimum… This will also help prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • Use alternative methods to celebrate. During Thanksgiving, we had facetime going with the family so we could be social and add some level of normalcy back into the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Try joining a virtual church service this Christmas instead of going in person if you can…

But most of all, if you have your health this holiday season, be grateful.  Reach out to others by phone, email, Zoom, or Facetime.  Being social even if virtual is very helpful to your psyche, and puts you in better spirits.

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