New York – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unveiled its latest guidance To safely celebrate the upcoming holiday season.
The agency recommends, among other things, that families organize virtual holiday celebrations or socially distance celebrations with neighbors and friends.
The CDC also recommends the idea of using a window fan to keep the air as fresh as possible at an indoor party.
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“If celebrating indoors, bring in fresh air by opening windows and doors if possible. You can use a window fan in one of the open windows to blow air out of the window. Will draw fresh air through,” the CDC said.
Wearing a mask outside in crowded settings as well as indoors is recommended for people without vaccinations. Fully vaccinated people are advised to wear masks in areas with substantial COVID-19 transmission.
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The CDC is also encouraging people to hold off on holiday travel until they are fully vaccinated, but if unvaccinated people have to travel—including children who don’t qualify for the shot—the CDC says The pass has tips for safe travel such as taking short trips by car and flights with fewer stops or layovers.
The guidelines say to avoid long distance train or bus journeys. NS CDC still recommends Avoiding cruise ships or river boats for families with unvaccinated children.