Oct 3, 2021 - Health

CDC releases COVID guidelines for the holidays

Two people carry a christmas tree through New York

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines Friday for how individuals can decrease their risk of catching or spreading COVID-19 during the upcoming holiday season.

Driving the news: Among the measures suggested are hosting outdoors or virtual celebrations, wearing a mask if not fully vaccinated, and using fans by open windows and doors to keep the air at indoor gatherings fresh.

  • The CDC advises against traveling unless fully vaccinated and wearing masks on public transportation.
  • "The safest way to celebrate is virtually, with people who live with you, or outside and at least 6 feet apart from others," the guidance adds.
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