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Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving

Nov 18, 2020 Share
Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving

With the holidays quickly approaching, many of us want to attend large Thanksgiving dinners, holiday parties and large family gatherings. However, hosting such parties or dinners may be troublesome for some people during this pandemic. Here are some tips, according to the CDC, to help everyone stay safe this holiday season.

1.    Choose a location for your holiday gathering

We all know that Oklahoma weather is sporadic, but so far (fingers crossed) the temperatures have been staying in the 60’s and 70’s. Why not host Thanksgiving dinner outside for a change. If hosting your dinner outside is not possible, try having your dinner in a well ventilated, open area inside your house. This might be in your open-concept kitchen or even your living room if your kitchen is closed off. Consider increasing ventilation in your gathering area by opening windows.

2.    Limit activities and attendance

Limiting the amount of people at your dinner or party is not ideal, but it can decrease the chances of spread. Also, you may want to consider keeping it local; only invite people who live in your area or state. Traveling increases the chance of getting or spreading COVID-19.

3.    Bring supplies to keep you and others safe

Consider bringing supplies to help you and others stay safe during your holiday festivities. For example, bring extra masks (do not share masks), hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.

4.    Limit contact with others

If you are attending a gathering with people outside of your household, consider avoiding contact with people outside of your household for 14 days prior to the event.

5.    Follow CDC guidelines to protect yourself

Wear a mask, avoid close contact with anyone who is not from your household, avoid anyone who is sick, wash your hands often with soap and water and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.


Visit the CDC website for more information.




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