Tips to Stay Safe This Holiday Season
With the holidays fast approaching, it can be hard to remember how to stay safe. That’s why we compiled a list of easy to remember tips on how to stay safe this holiday season!
- GET TESTED!
OnPoint Testing can help you stay safe with your family! By getting tested, you can feel confident that you can be with friends and family safely. We have plenty of tests so do not hesitate to book an appointment with us today!
- WASH YOUR HANDS.
Although it seems basic, don’t forget to wash your hands! It helps prevent the spread of germs, especially around flu season. Wash your hands with soap under warm running water for at least 20 seconds.
- BUNDLE UP, IT CAN BE COLD OUT.
Don’t forget to wear appropriate clothing! If it is cold outside, try wearing clothes that have warm layers, or accessories such as hats and scarves.
- SHOP SAFER.
It can be crowded in places with people doing last minute holiday shopping. Remember to plan ahead to avoid large crowds, and shop online if necessary. You can even rethink your gifts such as giving someone an experience instead of purchasing something at the store.
- TRAVEL SMART AND TRAVEL SAFE.
When traveling, make sure that our travel destination is safe to visit, as well as make sure that you’re not traveling if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Also, wear a mask when using public transportation.
- WEAR A MASK.
Wearing a mask is still one of the best ways to help combat the spread of COVID-19, especially those that are unvaccinated. However, even if you are vaccinated, if you’re celebrating in an area with high transmission rates, wear a mask! It helps stop the spread of the virus or being infected with droplets containing the virus that are inhaled or come directly into contact with the eyes, nose, or mouth.
- GET YOUR VACCINE!
Vaccinations help prevent diseases and save lives! Approved COVID-19 vaccines prove a high degree of protection against serious illness from the disease.
- KEEP PHYSICAL DISTANCING.
Even if people do not appear to look sick, continue to social distance from other people at least 1 meter (roughly 3 feet).
- MEET OUTDOORS OR INCREASE VENTILATION IF POSSIBLE.
COVID-19 is more easily transmitted in crowded areas and poorly ventilated spaces and where people spend long periods of time together. Such places like restaurants and nightclubs are examples of settings with increased risk of outbreaks. Avoid the 3 C’s- spaces that are closed, crowded, or involve close contact with one another. If you can’t avoid crowded areas or indoor settings, you can open windows (if possible) to increase the amount of natural ventilation, limit time spent in indoor settings, wear a mask, and keep a physical distance.