Safer Ways to Observe Religious Holidays

Safer Ways to Observe Religious Holidays

Easter will be one of the first major holidays since the opening of LTC to visitation.  Please make sure to stress the importance of following CDC guidance for holiday gatherings, and remember, you need to be able to safely manage the Core Principles of Infection Control at all times when visitors are in your community.  This means knowing how many visitors are inside at once, managing the outdoor visitation areas, and making sure all residents and family members are aware of your policies. 

Attending gatherings to observe religious and spiritual holidays increases the risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. The safest way to observe religious and spiritual holidays this year is to gather virtually, with people who live with you, or outside and at least 6 feet apart from others.

  • Enjoy traditional meals with those who live with you.
  • Practice religious holiday customs at home.
  • Prepare and deliver a meal to a neighbor.
  • Watch virtual religious and cultural performances.
  • Attend religious ceremonies virtually.
  • If you plan to celebrate with others, outdoors is safer than indoors.

More information on Holiday Tips can be found on the CDC webpage.

 

Questions?

Contact:

Laura Hofmann, MSN, RN – Director of Clinical and Nursing Facility Regulatory Services
c: 425-231-4804

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March 22, 2021