Over the weekend the CDC had posted tips on how to have safe gatherings during the holidays, but recently deleted them.
According to News 10, the post was made in error and the content is being updated.
“The content is in the process of being updated by CDC to reflect current guidance ahead of this holiday season,” CDC spokeswoman Kristen Nordlund claimed in a statement Monday. “The page had a technical update on Friday, but doesn’t reflect the CDC’s guidance ahead of this upcoming holiday season. CDC will share additional guidance soon.”
What it had said on the CDC website before being deleted, was that celebrating with immediate family in the household, virtually, or outdoors at a distance of 6 feet apart was ideal.
They also offered tips to help keep families safe during the holidays:
- Get vaccinated.
- If not fully vaccinated, wear masks indoors (outdoor use is unnecessary in most cases).
- If in a crowded area both indoors and outdoors, wear a mask.
- Outdoor gatherings are safer than indoor.
- Plan ahead with family members that will be in attendance to know what to expect.
- If showing symptoms of COVID, do not attend.
- Open doors, windows, and utilize fans to circulate fresh air if gathering inside.
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