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 Tips for Keeping Healthy During the Holidays

This year, we have much to be thankful for: We have a vaccine available for school-age children, schools are back on campus for in-person learning, and we know so much more about COVID-19 than we did a year ago. However, as they say, we are not out of the woods. 

With new COVID-19 variants and holiday celebrations, there is concern for a rise in cases. We can all help prevent one another from getting sick by following county, state, and national guidelines.

Some simple things we can all do include:

  • Wearing a mask
  • Practicing physical distancing
  • Washing hands frequently
  • Getting vaccinated, including a booster shot when eligible
  • Gathering outside or increasing airflow in indoor spaces
  • Getting a coronavirus test before and after traveling, even if you have no symptoms
  • If you're not feeling well:
    • Stay home and isolate yourself from others
    • Call your doctor
    • Get tested

Earlier this week, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a mask mandate requiring masks to be worn in all indoor public settings, regardless of vaccine status, for the next four weeks (Dec. 15, 2021 through Jan. 15, 2022). CDPH also recommended that travelers to the state get a COVID-19 test three to five days after arrival and follow all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) travel guidelines.

The CDC also put together a list of considerations to help protect individuals and their families, friends, and communities from COVID-19 around the holidays.

Be well and stay safe this holiday season!