October 20, 2021 9:24 AM
by Lindsay B. Call
The air has grown fresh and the winds are howling, suggesting autumn is approaching and the holidays are fast approaching. With the support of our community, we hope for a different Christmas season than the last one. With at least 86th% of Santa Claus Monicans Since we are vaccinated against COVID-19 and have a lot more information about the disease, we are well prepared to implement what works this Christmas season to keep us and our loved ones healthy.
A healthy Halloween will help us avoid the start of a COVID-19 surge in the community and keep our children healthy and in school before they can be vaccinated. Here are some tips too keep COVID at bay and still enjoy the spooky season.
- When you can and cannot be vaccinated took your shot, get vaccinated now to ensure the holidays are safe with family and loved ones. Find a clinic near you here.
- If you are not fully vaccinated and are 2 years or older, wear a mask when around people outside of your household, even in heavily frequented locations outdoors.
- Outdoors, not crowded Environments are safer. Get in the mood with one outdoors neighborhood Costume parade, Hay wagon ride, or pumpkin patch visit.
- If you have unvaccinated people in your household, choose a Safer Halloween option Keep your distance from others and do not mix with strangers.
- While allowed, tRick-or-TThere are some risks associated with eating. Reduce that of your family risk by wearing a Face mask, avoiding crowded streets, bringing Hand disinfectant and using often and only trick or treatinging with your family or a small group that you know well.
- When handing out treats, set up an outdoor candy station or be sure to wear a mask and hand out individually wrapped goodies outside.
You can find more ideas at http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/community/guidancehalloween.pdf
Possibly have a Christmas party last year causes as much stress as visiting your in-laws! From the weekend Sports watch parties over formal holiday meals, use the tried and tested rules below to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- Use a VIP (vaccinated people, Please) guest list. When hosting or attending an event, find out about people’s vaccination status and current risks.
- Stay home when you are sick. Even if you think it’s a little day of a cold or a bad allergy, skip the party. If you have COVID-19 symptoms, get tested and stay home until you get your results. Make an appointment at a COVID-19 testing site near you, including the new Clover Park site.
- Hold outdoor meetings. When bad weather ruins your outdoor plans, keep the group small, vaccinated and Open doors and windows to improve airflow.
- Mask when in doubt. When you have to congregate indoors with others and you are unsure everyone’s Vaccination status, wear a face mask.
- Be prepared for major events. For mega event inside and outside Please remember that you will need to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID testt and photo ID. Learn more.
- Exercise particular caution in the case of immunodeficiency. People with weakened immune systems are at risk of being infected with the delta variant even if they are fully vaccinated. It is best to take these people all precautions recommended for unvaccinated individuals, including wearing a well-fitting mask unless instructed otherwise by your doctor.
- Level up when you are eligible. If you are over 65 years of age or in a high-risk group and are eligible, you should consider having a booster vaccination before the holidays for an extra dose of protection. Check booster authorization here.
While restrictions have been relaxed, it is up to all of us, including those fully vaccinated, to stay healthy as we come together over the Christmas season. thanks to she Santa Monica for vaccinating, wearing your mask indoors, and working together to keep our community recovering during this pandemic.
Lindsay B. Call
Chief Resilience Officer
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