Public Health District Offers Holiday Safety Guidelines

Certain Activities Increase COVID-19 Risks

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CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Corpus Christi – Nueces County Public Health District feels it is essential to adjust holiday traditions to keep everyone safe.

Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s activities traditionally involve family and social gatherings. However, this year, consider low-risk alternatives to celebrate the holiday season safely. As we learn more about the impact holidays have on COVID-19 cases, we recognize certain activities can increase the risk of spreading the virus.

If you plan on going out, here are some tips that will help keep your celebrations safe and fun:

  • Protect those who are not eligible for vaccination by incorporating a face mask.
  • Arrange seating that promotes social distancing of 6 feet or more.
  • Practice social distancing and avoid crowded gatherings.
  • Sanitize your hands often.
  • If you are sick or have symptoms, do not host or attend a gathering.

Everyone hosting or attending any holiday festivities should continue following safety guidelines and practice the public health three Ws:

  • Wear a mask.
  • Watch your distance.
  • Wash your hands often.

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Media representatives may contact Robert Gonzales, Public Information Manager, at 361-826-3233 or email at

Graphic 11-4-21 Holiday COVID-19 Safety