The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its latest guidance for “safely celebrating the upcoming holiday season” reports Fox 5NY. “The agency suggests, among other considerations, that families hold virtual holiday celebrations or have socially distanced celebrations outdoors with neighbors and friends.”
Aside from avoiding your loved ones, the CDC suggests placing a window fan to help circulate air at indoor parties. “If 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 of the window. This will pull fresh air in through the other open windows,” the CDC said.
Dr. Anthony Fauci told CBS News’ Face the Nation on Sunday that parents should wear masks, even if vaccinated, around their unvaccinated children. “I believe just the way the CDC has recommended, that when you are in a situation where you have the dynamics of virus in the community where there’s clearly a lot of spread, even if you are vaccinated and you are in an indoor setting, a congregate setting, it just makes sense to wear a mask and to avoid high-risk situations” said Fauci.
As for the popular mask wearing, it is still recommended for unvaccinated people to wear masks indoors, along with wearing masks outdoors in crowded settings. “Fully vaccinated people are recommended to wear masks in areas with substantial COVID-19 transmission.”
The line of thinking where freedoms are only deserved for those who have been vaccinated, the CDC is suggesting everyone “hold off on holiday travel until they’re fully vaccinated, but if unvaccinated people have to travel—including children who aren’t eligible for the shot—the CDC has suggestions for safer travel like making short trips by car and taking flights with fewer stops or layovers” reports Fox 5.
The guidelines say to avoid long-distance train or bus trips. The CDC still recommends avoiding cruise ships or river boats for families with unvaccinated children.