The Thanksgiving holiday is coming, and our community needs everyone to do their part to minimize the risk of transmitting COVID-19. Consider how you can change your usual holiday celebration in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 to keep your friends, families, and communities healthy and safe. Small household gatherings have been important contributors to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, and the CDC offers advice to reduce the risk:
- Celebrate virtually! Bring people together via technology, even though they’re in different locations
- Celebrate with members of your own household—that is, people who currently live and share common spaces in your home. In-person gatherings that bring together family members or friends from different households, including college students returning home, pose a higher risk.
- Avoid large groups and long, indoor, or crowded events as these situations are all higher risk.
- Learn more about guidelines and protocols from the County of Santa Clara: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/covid19/Pages/home.aspx
- Learn more from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html
- Get questions answered: Join the City of Los Altos webinars “COVID-19 Q&A with Dr. Yu” at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, December 2. Register at www.losaltosca.gov/prepares
Knowing that people can carry COVID-19 even without symptoms, you may want to get tested for COVID-19. Visit our COVID-19 Events page for more information about how, when, and where to get tested.