Celebrating the Holidays During COVID-19

Deborah German, MD Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean, UCF College of Medicine

As we approach the fall and winter holiday season, how can you plan festivities and still protect your guests, family and the community during COVID-19? The CDC offers suggestions to supplement local and state regulations that are in place.

Different types of celebrations hold different risks of spreading the virus. Holding a holiday event with members of your own household poses a low risk. Holding a large party in an indoor place with people who have flown in from across the country is a high-risk celebration. Here are things to consider:

Any gathering can spread germs so be sure to get your flu shot before the holiday bustle begins. Getting a flu vaccine is essential to protecting your health and the health of your families, colleagues and friends. Have a safe holiday season.

COVID-19 health tips are brought to you by UCF’s Academic Health Sciences Center (AHSC), which includes the Colleges of Health Professions and Sciences (CHPS), Medicine, Nursing and Student Health Services.