Simple Tips To Keep Your Holiday Hoppy

Easter is a happy, bright holiday with lots of fun colors and activities for kids, not to mention those of us who are still young at heart! This holiday also usually marks the unofficial start of spring. Unfortunately, most of us did not celebrate Easter together as families in 2020 because of the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last March. This year, with some states being in less restricted phases with little or no mask requirements, it makes this Easter a bit different. While Easter 2021 may not be normal, it will be as close to “normal” as things have been in over a year.

With the Easter holiday you might be doing some form of traveling. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to recommend postponing travel and staying home.  If you are going to be traveling for this holiday though, Kevin DiBenedetto, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Premier Health, suggests “it may not be necessary to double mask every day, but it is a very good idea when you are in a setting where you expect to be in close contact, which is when you are less than 6 feet apart from someone for more than 15 minutes. A great example of this would be when traveling or using any form of public transportation.” The CDC also has several suggested guidelines you can follow if choosing to travel during the pandemic. That information from the CDC can be found here.

Six Bunny Feet Apart

If your family does however plan on meeting face-to-face over the Easter holiday and they have not been vaccinated, experts say you should keep a safe 6-feet distance between you and them while visiting. If you have been fully vaccinated, the CDC has released guidelines that may make your time with family a little less restrictive. Some of these guidelines can be seen below.

  • If your family is also fully vaccinated, you should be safe sharing indoor space with them without wearing masks or physical distancing.
  • CDC also says it’s OK to visit with family from the same household indoors without masks or physical distancing if no one in the group is at risk for developing severe COVID-19 disease.
  • There’s no need to quarantine or get tested following a known exposure if the person you were exposed to was asymptomatic.

The CDC also has various tips for celebrating during the pandemic. To learn more visit the CDC website here.

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