CDC unveils new safety guidelines for the holiday season


UPDATE: The CDC has removed the tips from the website.

Previous coverage is below:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unveiled its latest directions to safely celebrate the upcoming holiday season.

The agency suggests, among other considerations, that families host virtual vacation celebrations or have socially distanced celebrations outside with neighbors and friends.

The CDC also recommended the idea of ​​using a window fan to keep the air at an indoor party as cool as possible.

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“If you are celebrating indoors, bring in fresh air by opening windows and doors, if possible. You can use a window fan in one of the open windows to blow air out the window. . This will draw in the fresh air through the other open windows, “the CDC said.

Wearing masks indoors is always recommended for unvaccinated people, as well as wearing masks outdoors in crowded environments. People who have been fully vaccinated are recommended to wear masks in areas where transmission of COVID-19 is significant.

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The CDC also encourages people to suspend vacation travel until they are fully immunized, but if unvaccinated people need to travel, including children who are not eligible for the vaccine, the CDC has suggestions. for safer trips, such as making short trips by car and taking flights with fewer stops or stopovers.

The guidelines say to avoid travel by train or long-distance bus. The CDC always recommends avoid cruise ships or river boats for families with unvaccinated children.

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