A lot of us are unsure right now as to how COVID-19 will affect family holidays and get togethers. It’s good to prepare now before the large holiday rush so you have what you need to have a healthy holiday. After all, you’ll want to focus on costumes and candy during Halloween and making the perfect turkey for Thanksgiving instead of where to buy disinfectant. So plan early so you and your family are prepared for new household safety measures during the holidays.
The Center for Disease Control laid out a foundation you can build your own plan off of. No matter what your plans are, the CDC recommends you do the following:
Stay home if sick
Wear masks in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain
Use social distancing (stay at least 6 feet away from others)
Before you go, call and ask what extra prevention strategies they are using, like requiring staff to wear masks
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds when you get home
If you’re hosting, here are a few tips on how to keep your family safe.
Hosting Gatherings Or Cook-outs
If you’re hosting a holiday get-together, don’t be afraid to lay down some ground rules for your guests to follow. As the host, it is your job to set and enforce rules. What you decide to do is solely up to your comfort level. These are guidelines and tips that you can follow if you want to, but are not mandated by state or federal law.
The CDC recommends you ask guests who are feeling ill to stay home, especially if they may have been exposed to COVID-19, or to get tested before visiting. As the host, you may want to consider keeping a list of who you invited to keep track of their contacts and health before they come to your home.
You can also require guests to wear masks, or you can provide them. You can keep out hand sanitizer and easily accessible hand washing stations for all ages.
Encourage Social Distancing
With that out of the way, when you’re hosting, you may want to consider social distancing. To keep it easy, you can try to host your gatherings outside, which is considered to be safer as there is unrestricted airflow.
You can take more steps to help, including all of the following:
Arrange tables and chairs to allow for social distancing.
People from the same household can be in groups together and don’t need to be 6 feet apart – just 6 feet away from other families
Consider activities where social distancing can be maintained, like sidewalk chalk art or frisbee
When guests arrive, don’t shake hands, do elbow bumps, or give hugs.
Instead wave and verbally greet them
Limit the number of people handling or serving food
Limit people going in and out of the areas where food is being prepared or handled, such as in the kitchen or around the grill, if possible
Limit contact with commonly touched surfaces or shared items
Use touchless garbage cans or pails
Attending an Event or Gathering
If you’re planning on attending a holiday party, preparation is key. The best thing you can do is
check with the organizer or event venue for updated information about any COVID-19 safety guidelines and if they have steps in place to prevent the spread of the virus.
Even if it’s not required, you should consider -, washing your hands often, and staying 6-feet away from others.
Prepare and Boost Your Immune System
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Iron is going to be key to protecting yourself during this pandemic. Iron deficiency is a leading cause of a weakened immune system. Low iron levels can compromise your body’s non-specific immune response. In other words, if you’re low on iron, your body won’t be able to fight off viruses, bacteria, or harmful microorganisms as easily.
Iron boosts your immune system too. It plays an essential role in supporting your immune system. Your immune cells need it for reproduction and maturation. More specifically, it is responsible for lymphocytes, which are a form of a white blood cell.
If you are sick with a common cold and want to attend a party in a few days, consider taking zinc. Zinc may help shorten a cold. A study published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine backed this. The pooled results of the 10 studies showed patients who took zinc had a shorter duration of cold symptoms by about one day compared to those on a placebo.
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