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Suggestions for a Safe(r) Holiday Party

Thanksgiving 2020

Holiday traditions are important for families and children, and it’s also important to protect your health and the health of your loved ones. The best way to minimize COVID-19 risk and keep your family and friends safe is to get vaccinated. The Covid-19 Vaccine (Pfizer) is available by appointment for those 12 and above at our Chest and Immunization Center. If you have a child 5-11 years old or need to schedule a booster shot, please visit https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/  to search for an appointment near you.

  • If you are sick of have symptoms, don't host or attend a gathering.
  • Get your flu shot before you attend a gathering.
  • Get your COVID-19 vaccine. Protect those not eligible such as young children by getting yourself and other eligible people around them vaccinated.
  • Increase ventilation. Consider opening windows to increase air circulation and the use of fans if possible.
  • Have masks available for those who choose to wear them and always follow MA state guidelines for COVID-19 Mask Requirements
  • Make hand hygiene easy. Place hand sanitizer at strategic places like entry ways, food pick-up locations and tables. Provide soap for handwashing in bathrooms. Replace hand towels with paper towels.
  • Consider a hybrid option in case some guests would prefer to celebrate from home.
  • Additional precautions may be taken such as requiring proof of vaccination or, if unvaccinated, a negative COVID-19 test prior.

Read more from the CDC about Safer Ways to Celebrate Holidays

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