How to Have a Covid-Safe Thanksgiving
Is it safe to get together for Thanksgiving? Check out this article for a few tips as we look at how to have a COVID-safe Thanksgiving.Certainly 2020 is a year unlike any we’ve seen before. And now we’re entering the holiday season which is usually filled with friends, family, and food. It’s a time we all look forward to, but this year it will look different for many of us.
We did some research online and found some tips for making it as safe as possible. Let’s take a look.
Move Your Gathering Outside
One of the best things you can do is move your gathering outside.
While that might be tricky with the weather, experts agree that outdoor feasts lessen the risk somewhat, as long as people are maintaining that six foot social distancing.
If you feel like it might be too cold, stop by, and we can help you find a fire table to warm up your gathering. Plus, a fire table adds ambiance and a great place to relax during fall evenings.
Seat People by Household
While experts first suggest limiting the number of people you have this year, another tip is to seat people outside by household. This keeps people who are commonly together closer while keeping them at least six feet away from others.
This is another way experts say you can reduce the risk.
Have One Person Serve
One of the best ways to keep hands clean is to have one person serve the food. This way people aren’t sharing utensils and spreading germs.
This minimizes the risk of touching surfaces.
Shorten the Gathering
Another tip from experts is to shorten the duration of your Thanksgiving gathering.
Try and limit it to a few hours. This is perhaps the year to skip football watching after the meal.
Experts all agree that wearing masks, washing hands and social distancing are great ways to limit your exposure and that of others to COVID.
If you are having a Thanksgiving party this year, take as many precautions as possible and try to limit any time indoors so you can have a Covid-Safe Thanksgiving!
For more information, please visit the CDC website. Happy Thanksgiving!