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The CDC Just Released Their Guidelines For Gatherings During The Holiday Season

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Y’all. I don’t know if I can do this again. The CDC just released guidelines for another pandemic holiday season, and I’m so over it!!

*Sigh* I guess we should get to gettin’, and find out what the CDC has to say about another socially distanced Christmas.

Now, the CDC updated their 2021 guidelines over the weekend, but the site was taken down on Monday. Never fear, however. We are here to tell you what they had to say.

Current Pandemic Holiday Guidelines According To The CDC

The good news is, if you are part of the fully vaccinated population, the guidelines for you aren’t going to be as rigid as our unvaccinated counterparts.

The big culprit here is, of course, that dag blame Delta Variant that seems to be rampaging through the population.

The CDC is certain that the safest way to celebrate the season is virtually — again. I mean, we should be used to it by now, AMIRITE?!?

Another option is to have an outdoors, socially distanced holiday gathering, where those that are unvaccinated keep wearing masks covering their noses and mouths.

The CDC is also urging people not to travel unless they have been fully vaccinated. And, even if you HAVE been fully vaccinated, you should still wear masks on all public transportation (planes, buses, etc).

If you are traveling with someone who is unable to be vaccinated, use alternative transportation whenever possible: i.e. ROADTRIP!!

Basically, use your noggins, and remember everything we have learned thus far during this lovely pandemic.

  1. Get yourself fully vaccinated before we jump head first into the holiday season
  2. Keep wearing that mask in indoor spaces, where social distancing is next to impossible.
  3. If you are sick, or if you have been exposed to the virus, stay at home!
  4. Have those important conversations BEFORE everyone gets together, and plan out how you are going to keep the holiday as safe as possible.
  5. If at all possible, have your gathering outdoors where there is plenty of fresh air.
  6. If you choose to celebrate indoors, keep windows open and wear masks!

Of course, you are safest to celebrate in person with those in your immediate household. A cozy family Christmas might be nice.

Just because we are still in a pandemic doesn’t mean you can’t have a safe and fun Christmas. Find ways to make it special, fun, and unique.

Make it special and unique!

Maybe countdown the season with a fun Advent Calendar. This Pokemon Advent Calendar, a Nightmare Before Christmas Advent Calendar, or a Wine Advent Calendar for the adults might be fun!

An Elf on the Shelf Kit, with everything you need to move your little dude around for a full month, is a great way to celebrate the season.


Maybe start a new family tradition!! We’d love to hear your ideas!

Have a Safe and Merry Holiday Season.

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