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DOH-Collier Encourages a Healthy Holiday Season

By Breanna Johnson

December 22, 2020

Keep yourself, and your family, safe this year 

Naples, Fla. - The Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) encourages healthy holiday habits to help residents and visitors celebrate. The information below can help keep you, your family, and your community safe.

Mask Up Against COVID-19. While celebrating this holiday season, remember COVID-19 is still in our community.

It is important to avoid the following:Visiting the homes of others or hosting gatherings with those not in your immediate household, unless you can wear a mask or cloth face covering and socially distance.

It is important to avoid the following:

  • Large gatherings; per the State Surgeon General’s Public Health Advisory avoid gatherings of 10 or larger.
  • Sharing food, cups, forks, spoons, knives, and serving utensils.
  • Crowded indoor events.
  • Attending crowded parades, runs, or other events.

Ways to celebrate at home include:

  • Have a small celebratory dinner with only the people who live in your household.
  • Have a virtual dinner and share recipes with friends and family.
  • Shop online rather than in person.
  • Watch sports events, parades, and movies from home.

Brighten your holiday season by making health and safety a priority with these healthy holiday habits!

For more information regarding virus spreading risk at holiday celebrations, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html

For more information regarding COVID-19, visit https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/

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