The 2020 Holiday Season will look different for many this year. Although this has been a stressful and challenging year for many, there are ways that families and friends can safely gather and celebrate.
This page will provide some resources and tips for the holidays to reduce your risks of COVID, as well as general safety tips for the season.
Holiday safety tips from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html
The kitchen is the heart of the home, especially at Thanksgiving. Kids love to be involved in holiday preparations. Safety in the kitchen is important, especially on Thanksgiving Day when there is a lot of activity and people at home.
- Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food.
- Stay in the home when cooking your turkey and check on it frequently.
- Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot and kids should stay 3 feet away.
- Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns.
- Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip over kids, toys, pocketbooks or bags.
- Keep knives out of the reach of children.
- Be sure electric cords from an electric knife, coffee maker, plate warmer or mixer are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of a child.
- Keep matches and utility lighters out of the reach of children — up high in a locked cabinet.
- Never leave children alone in room with a lit candle.
- Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button
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Black Friday/Holiday shopping tips:
This year, the holiday shopping experience will be far different for everyone because of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the primary changes this season is that retailers — both online and brick-and-mortar locations — have started their holiday specials early and will offer deals more often to avoid the rush of shoppers and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. In fact, super sales with people camping outside in long lines and crowds jostling for the best deals may forever be a thing of the past.
Your holiday shopping strategy
With COVID-19 case rates rising throughout the country, creating a different plan for making your holiday purchases while avoiding potential exposure to people with the virus is a necessity. View Holiday Shopping Safety Tips
Here are five tips to help you shop this holiday season: