Is It Safe To Have A Small Party For Christmas? Experts Weigh In.


For Thanksgiving we sacrificed our family gatherings because of Covid-19. Now folks are wondering, what can we do for Christmas, Hanukkah or New Year’s Eve? Covid cases are on the rise and colder weather is playing a factor for the holiday season. Kelly Cawcott, an infectious disease expert has this to say: "Unfortunately, although we think these small groups of less than 10 seem to be very low risk, the risk goes up once we’re inside, especially with colder weather, and we have absolutely seen outbreaks among small groups of family for birthday parties or other events already." The safe option is hosting a virtual party. "Virtual gatherings are your best, most effective, safest solution,” said Iahn Gonsenhauser, Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Read more here https://www.huffpost.com/entry/small-party-christmas-safe-covid-19_l_5fc93eafc5b6810771272925