The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend in new orientation that if people have Christmas gatherings indoors, they open windows and doors and use a fan to get fresh air.
The guide reflects the importance of good ventilation to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
However, the CDC also notes that it is safest not to have an indoor meeting in the first place.
“Attending meetings to celebrate events and holidays increases the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19,” says the CDC. “The safest way to celebrate is virtually, with people living with you, or outside and at least 6 feet away from others.”
However, as Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas approach, many people will end up meeting others.
Fresh air circulation can help reduce transmission when such gatherings occur.
“If you celebrate indoors, bring in fresh air by opening windows and doors, if possible,” says the CDC. “You can use a window fan in one of the open windows to blow air out the window. This will bring in fresh air through the other open windows. “
Along the same lines, outdoor meetings are safer than indoor ones. The CDC also emphasizes that getting vaccinated makes people much more protected. But even vaccinated people are advised to wear masks indoors in public places in areas with higher levels of virus transmission.
Last year, the CDC urged the americans not traveling at Christmas amid a large increase in cases. So far, there has been no such warning this year. The CDC guide recommends “delaying the trip until you are fully vaccinated.”
Anthony FauciAnthony Fauci Fauci Says It’s Too Early To Say If Holiday Gatherings Will Be Safe Fauci: ‘I Agree’ With Newsom’s Vaccine Mandate For California Students Sunday Programs: Democrat Stalemate Dominates MORE, the government’s leading infectious disease expert, said sunday on CBS that it is “too early to tell” whether it is advisable to meet for Christmas.
“We just have to focus on continuing to lower those numbers and not try to go ahead weeks or months and say what we are going to do at a particular time,” Fauci said.