Holidays in the Time of COVID-19

‘Tis the season to be jolly and safe! The holidays are fast approaching and, it is the second time we are celebrating Christmas amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here are five (5) ways on how to enjoy the holidays in the time of the pandemic:

1. Stay safe!

Again, the pandemic is still rampant, so before you go and celebrate the holidays, be sure that you are:
– Fully vaccinated (If you are eligible for a booster shot, get them now!)
– Healthy
– Wearing well-fitting masks
– Practicing social distancing
– Always wash your hands before and after eating

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2. Go online Christmas shopping!

Skip the lines and the crowd! Online shopping is the best alternative to buy gifts for ourselves and our loved ones. It is faster, cheaper, reliable, and safer than going to jam-packed department stores and malls.

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3. Keep it small!

Yes, it is always a blast to celebrate Christmas and the New Year with a large party, but sometimes it is more fun if you celebrate it intimately. It is best to avoid large gatherings to keep you and your loved ones safe.

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4. Go virtual

Since the pandemic, everything is now online. From online classes to meetings, everything can now be done in the comfort of your own home. So, if you and your friends cannot meet up because of travel restrictions or you are in quarantine, you can still celebrate with your loved ones with the internet.

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5. Get tested!

If you are planning to go out of town for the holidays or planning on visiting friends and family, it is vital to get tested! Even if you are fully vaccinated or practicing the safety health protocols, it must be in your best interest to get tested before meeting people.

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We know that it is tough to celebrate the holidays during a pandemic. But to keep everyone safe, we must endure all hardships life has thrown us. Sudden change is difficult for people, but it does not mean that holidays will be disappointing this time around, let us all be grateful for all the blessings we have received.