COVID-19 Holiday Safety Tips


The holidays are upon us! Please consider these important recommendations as you celebrate with your family and friends over the next few months during this holiday season:

  • Get vaccinated to protect yourself as well as those around you that remain vulnerable to COVID-19 - especially young children, who may not be eligible to get vaccinated or are not fully vaccinated yet.
  • Please get a booster dose if you are eligible. To find out if you are eligible to get a booster dose, visit:
  • If you are not fully vaccinated, wear a mask indoors. Also, some fully vaccinated people may be carrying the virus, but do not show symptoms, so please wear a mask indoors if a member of your household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease, is unvaccinated, or is not fully vaccinated.
  • If possible, and weather permitting, hold gatherings outdoors – especially when there will be anyone in attendance that is immunocompromised and/or children that are not vaccinated or are not fully vaccinated.
  • If you do get together indoors, consider reducing your risk for three days beforehand and take a rapid test that morning to make sure that you and your family are negative. In addition, keep windows open to allow for air circulation while you are gathered indoors.
  • Avoid crowded, poorly ventilated spaces.
  • Check the level of COVID-19 transmission before you go out: Please wear a mask indoors if the area that you are visiting is in high (red) or substantial (orange) transmission.
  • If you plan to travel, please review the CDC’s guidance:
  • Do not attend a Thanksgiving gathering and do not have anyone over to your house if you or anyone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19, or has symptoms of COVID-19, or are awaiting test results.