By “safe,” they mean don’t gather in person, but if you must gather in person, do so in very small groups, masked, physically distanced, and outdoors in the open air.
On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its holiday guidance, noting the virus crisis is worsening and that small household gatherings are “an important contributor.” The CDC said older adults and others at heightened risk of severe illness should avoid gathering with people outside their households.
Updated: Wear a mask and stay the fuck home, people, JFC.
- NPR: Wear Masks To Protect Yourself From The Coronavirus, Not Only Others, CDC Stresses
- Twitter thread, @dylan_thyme: “i know it sucks to have to cancel your holiday plans, especially after this enormous stinking turd of a year. i know that for lots of people the holidays are a really important and cherished time! i know, and it’s awful, and i’m sorry.” Scroll to the top, read down.
- UPI: 40% in U.S. planning large gatherings for holidays despite COVID-19 warnings