3 Ways To Keep Your Friends And Family Healthy This Holiday Season

December 23, 2021 3:25 pm Published by

Another year is coming to a close and while friends and family are finally able to safely gather it is important to maintain some rules to keep each other safe and healthy. While the focus has been on COVID-19 restrictions and ways to keep each other safe from the virus, we also think it is important for you to remember some of the things that were important to keep each other healthy BEFORE the pandemic as return to some amount of normalcy.

So, if you’re heading out to meet family and friends this holiday season whether it be to celebrate a holiday or just for a visit here are some rules of thumb to live by to keep everyone safe, healthy and happy.

1.) If you’re sick, stay home. We all know by now that if you’ve tested positive for COVID-19 you should stay home, but don’t forget there is also the flu out there and the common cold as well. While these may not be as severe they can certainly cause a member of your family or one of your friends to get sick and you don’t want to be the person that gave that as a gift.

2.) Go easy on the alcohol and if you are drinking, do not get behind the wheel of a car to drive. Designating a driver is always the #1 way to keep you and your family safe, but if you fail to do that you can always use your phone to call a ride share service like Uber to get your home safely. If you do that you can go back for your car in the morning when you have sobered up and are ok to drive.

3.) Reduce the stress. The holidays can be a stressful time for everyone so giving each other some grace and allowing holiday plans to not go “perfectly” will go a long way in helping to reduce stress on you and your loved ones. If someone isn’t able to make it to your party or gathering, it is ok and you will see them soon. Prioritizing mental health is one of the best things you can do for each other to keep healthy this holiday season.

From all of our staff this holiday season we wish you happiness and health. Be safe and stay healthy and here’s to a great 2022!