Public Health District Announces Holiday Safety Web Page

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CORPUS CHRISTI TX – Due to COVID-19, 2020 holidays and special occasions are being celebrated differently. Traditionally, Christmas and New Years’ activities involve lots of parties and togetherness. This year, low risk activities such as celebrating with household members only and connecting virtually with others are alternatives to consider to help everyone have a healthy and safe holiday season. For upcoming Christmas and New Years’ celebrations, the Corpus Christi Nueces-County Public Health District recommends the following tips:

Christmas:

  • Shop on-line to avoid the “Holiday crowds”
  • Drive around the neighborhood to see the lights, instead of walking
  • In person office parties should be canceled. Instead, host a virtual party
  • Any in office meals should be served prepackage 

New Year’s:

  • Find alternatives ways to “ring in” the New Year instead of attending large   crowded indoor parties
  • Host a virtual New Years’ Celebration

For every in person gathering:

  • Individuals who are sick or in quarantine should not attend gatherings
  • Individuals with co-morbidities and considered high risk, should not attend gatherings with non-family members
  • Invited guests and hosts should be extra careful two weeks before the event

Everyone hosting or attending any Christmas or New Years’ gatherings should continue following safety guidelines and practice the public health 3 W’s:

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

The complete list of recommendations can be found online at https://www.cctexas.com/holiday-safety

Media representatives can contact Health Education Manager Diane Prime at 361-826-7220 or dianep@cctexas.com.