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- Blaine Bruton, Editor/Admin

Due to the rising COVID numbers, Christmas may look a little different. There are many guidelines that should be followed: Travel restrictions have become stricter in the U.S. over the past two weeks while the demand for travel has increased. Christmas travel is expected to be much bigger than Thanksgiving, and restrictions are subject to change on a week-by-week, state-by-state basis. There is little uniformity across the travel restrictions which are in place–some quarantines are voluntary, and some are mandatory. Some states require negative Covid-19 tests as a way to be released from self-isolation, some ask for the full fourteen days, despite a negative test result.

| wsj.com

The following states do not currently have any state-wide travel restrictions; Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

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Here are some ideas for a safe Christmas if you do end up at grandmother’s house:

  • have an outside party with a fire and smores
  • have everyone bring their own food
  • ice skating party
  • Christmas crafts
  • drive-in movie-night
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It is suggested that people do not share food. People may not know if they are sick and could contaminate the food.

 

 

 

Do holiday shopping online. (| Google)

Do shopping online to prevent interaction with large groups of unknown people.

 

 

 

 

 

Follow this link for more information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html