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8 Ways to Safely Celebrate the Holiday Season This Year

Apicha Community Health Center Nov 16, 2020  

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As you know, 2020 has been an unprecedented year. Although the pandemic is not yet over, it's important to plan your holidays with this in mind.

The holidays are going to look a little different this year, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy them. In this blog, we're going to offer several ways to celebrate safely at home.

This information is derived from the NYC Health Department. 

Tips to celebrate the holidays at home

1. Have a virtual holiday party.

We know a virtual holiday party isn't the same as an in-person one, but you can still connect with family and friends. This way, you may actually be able to see everyone in one place!

2. Step up your decoration game. 

If you're staying at home for the holidays, now is the perfect time to take your decorations to the next level. Put up whatever you will help you (and your neighbors) feel more in touch with the holidays. 

3. Get in the spirit with those around you. 

While you may not be traveling to spend time with loved ones, you can still celebrate in small ways with those around you. You can bake your neighbors cookies, play some holiday music in a shared courtyard or hallway, or have a socially distant small gathering. You can also send your family and friends snail mail to celebrate. 

4. Play in the snow.

If New York City does happen to get snow this year, take advantage of it. Snowball fights, building snowmen, and making snow angels are all seasonal outdoor activities you can do -- and maintain social distancing. 

5. Shop online & local. 

Online shopping is a norm these days, but you can get your holiday shopping safely. Be sure to order online or by phone from local businesses to help support them during this time. And if you do shop in-person, wear your mask, have hand sanitizer with you, and maintain social distancing guidelines. 

6. Watch a holiday movie. 

With the colder weather kicking in and social distancing continuing, take the time to watch holiday movies you've never seen before. 


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