Guidance for a safe, festive Thanksgiving celebration
Like most celebrations in 2020, Thanksgiving will look very different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Dallas County, the City’s health authority, the safest approach is to defer Thanksgiving with any individuals who do not live under the same roof.
As you plan your festivities, remember these tips to keep you and your family safe.
Keep it small.
Reconsider traveling for Thanksgiving and plan remote gatherings or safe gatherings at home with only household members. Don’t let COVID be your uninvited guest this holiday season.
Wear a mask.
Wear a mask while preparing or serving food to others who don’t live in your household. Encourage your guests to wear a mask when not eating or drinking.
Watch your distance.
If possible, eat outside and spread far apart from each other. If it’s not possible to eat outside, spread out around the house and keep more than 6 feet apart during mealtime.
Keep it clean.
It’s important to wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Additionally, before and after preparing, serving, and eating food, use alcohol hand sanitizer or wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.
Dallas County has issued additional guidance for the holiday season. Read it here.
Written by Anastasia Reed