Thanksgiving Safety

The holidays may look a little different this year. Please take these tips into consideration when holding / attending Thanksgiving gatherings. We’re all in this together. Let’s have a healthy & safe Thanksgiving. We can share this day with loved ones, but let’s play it safe.

Hosting a Gathering
Be sure everyone stays healthy.

  • Consider having a small gathering of guests this year.
  • Have conversations with guests ahead of time to set expectations.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and items between use.
  • If possible, open windows to allow fresh air.
  • Have one person do all the serving of the food. 
  • What about a virtual Thanksgiving meal with those you don’t live with?
    • Schedule a time to have the meal together.
    • Have a contest. Compare plates to see whose looks best.
    • Share your favorite recipes.

Attending a Gathering. 
Make your celebration safer. 

  • If you or someone else are not feeling well, do not gather together. 
  • Consider taking your own drinks, plates, cups, and utensils.
  • Utilize disposable serving and eating ware. 
  • Wear a mask when not eating and drinking.
  • Wash your hands frequently or take some hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid going in and out of the areas where food is being prepared.
  • Provide adequate spacing between each person. 

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