Holiday Celebrations and Small Gatherings

Holiday Celebrations and Small Gatherings

Please share the CDC guidance for Holiday Celebrations and Small Gatherings with your staff, residents, and family members. Large gatherings are being discouraged this year due to the rapid rise in COVID-19 numbers across the nation.  Washington State numbers are also rapidly rising, as well as the hospitalizations.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful and isolating for many people. Gatherings during the upcoming holidays can be an opportunity to reconnect with family and friends. This holiday season, consider how your holiday plans can be modified to reduce the spread of COVID-19 to keep your friends, families, and communities healthy and safe.

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 epidemic is worsening, and small household gatherings are an important contributor to the rise in COVID-19 cases. CDC offers the following considerations to slow the spread of COVID-19 during small gatherings. These considerations are meant to supplement—not replace—any state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with which all gatherings must comply.

 

Questions?

Contact:

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

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