COVID-19 and the Holidays

With the holidays around the corner, it’s important to take proper safety measures to keep your loved ones safe from COVID-19. Here are some tips for lowering the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses: 

  • Wash your hands often 
  • Stay up to date with your vaccinations: COVID-19, flu, RSV (for people 60 years and older) 
  • Take a COVID-19 test prior to a gathering 

While it’s not required, wearing a mask reduces the spread of COVID-19 and is recommended for those with COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test. Anyone who has been in close contact with someone who is positive for COVID-19 should also wear a mask for 10 days, especially around others. 

Check out DOH’s holiday COVID-19 safety recommendations here. 

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