Christmas & Covid: We Wish You And Your Loved Ones A Safe Covid Christmas!
We recommend dropping off gifts to each other ahead of time. When it is time to open gifts call one another and open them via video call. Many older adults are limiting outings and shopping to avoid exposure to Covid-19 and aren’t tech-savvy. Offering to help with this years shopping could be a life saver. Sending a thoughtful written card or letter is another way to express love, gratitude, and caring during the holiday season. Or even make your holiday card digital, no need to go to the post office. This year, minimize risk by moving the celebration online and organizing a virtual dinner.
If you do plan on attending a holiday celebration, have conversations with the host ahead of time to understand expectations for celebrating together. Bring your own food, drinks, plates, cups, utensils, and condiment packets. Wear a mask indoors and outdoors. Avoid shouting or singing. Stay home if you are sick or have been near someone who thinks they may have or have been exposed to COVID-19. It’s okay if you decide to stay home and remain apart from others.
Do what’s best for you.