As 2020 comes to a close, the NC Department of Health and Human Services has provided guidance to protect yourself, your family members, and friends during the winter holidays.

Tips include:

  • Follow the Three W’s – Wear a face covering, Wait 6 feet apart, Wash your hands often
  • Avoid holiday travel and limit physical contact with people who do not live with you.
  • Get tested for COVID-19 three to four days before traveling or attending gatherings.
  • Live together then sit together. Otherwise, stay six feet apart.
  • Do not host or attend a gathering if you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms.
  • Use single-serve options or have one person serve food so that multiple people are not handling items.
  • Guests who are high risk for complications from COVID-19 should attend events virtually.
  • Clean and disinfect commonly-touched surfaces such as door handles and sink faucets.
  • Keep the guest list small.
  • Host your gathering outdoors. If that’s not possible, make sure the room is well-ventilated by opening windows and doors.

Click to download a copy of the NCDHHS winter holiday guidance.

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