The Illinois Department of Public Health has introduced ‘Healthy Holidays to You’ to provide Illinoisans safety guidelines for conducting holiday gatherings.
Unique Holiday Season
With the COVID-19 pandemic surging across the state of Illinois and around the country, state officials are urging people to follow their newly released guidelines and recommendations.
“Ahead of the holiday season, IDPH has provided recommendations for keeping you and your family safe from the virus,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “We are making every effort to remind people what epidemiologists and other infectious disease specialists say are the best ways to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19. Traditions are so important to all of us – but this year we all need to celebrate a bit differently.”
The primary recommendation is staying at home and conducting family gatherings virtually over services like Zoom. If you do opt to celebrate the holidays in person, IDPH calls for mask wearing and social distancing of 6 feet or more, in addition to keeping windows open to allow for increased ventilation. The ‘Healthy Holidays to You’ guidelines also recommend shopping from home instead of in-person.
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