PHOENIX — The holidays are almost here in Phoenix. While a favorite time of year for many, Christmas celebrations will likely look different this year amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released specific guidance on what and what not to do when celebrating the holidays this year.
While it may be tempting to enjoy traditions as usual, here’s the bottom line: Staying home is the safest thing you can do, the CDC says. Take a year off from hectic holiday travel and stick to celebrating with people who are part of your immediate household.
But if you can’t, or if you decide you must travel, the CDC urges you to get tested for coronavirus first. While getting tested does not eliminate all risk, it can help make travel safer.
Here are a few other things you can do to reduce your risk of contracting the coronavirus this Christmas:
- Get your flu shot.
- Wear a mask, making sure it’s over the nose and under the chin.
- Stay at least 6 feet away from people who do not live with you.