Written By Finnegan Pierson / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
The holidays are a time of wonder and joy. Ensuring that everyone is safe during this pandemic while having a great time will be the priority of any host.
There are five things you want to do that will promote safety and a great time for every person you entertain for the holidays.
Avoid Traveling To Ensure A Safe Holiday Season During Corona
If possible, limit your traveling during this time. While we all want to see our families for the holidays, it’s important to keep in mind that traveling can be dangerous and increase the number of corona cases.
Consider hosting a virtual holiday gathering to avoid travel. If traveling is something you plan on doing, be smart about it. Wear a mask, wash your hands frequently, and practice social distancing.
Check For Symptoms To Ensure A Safe Holiday Season During Corona
You and your loved ones should be aware of the symptoms of covid. These symptoms include a cough, fever, and difficulty breathing.
If you’re feeling any of these symptoms, consider taking a corona test. We want to limit the number of covid cases and so being aware and up-to-date on corona symptoms is key to battling this virus.
Stay Warm To Ensure A Safe Holiday Season During Corona
Depending on where you live, the holiday season may come with a cold winter. In these areas, it is important to stay warm to prevent frostbite and hypothermia.
When you are outside shoveling snow, decorating for the holidays or having snowball fights with the family, always dress in layers and stay dry. Go inside frequently to warm up and ensure that your extremities are protected since they are at the greatest risk for frostbite.
If the temperatures are below 0 Fahrenheit, it is a good idea to postpone your outdoor activities until the weather is at least a little warmer. You should also avoid the outdoors on days where it is especially wet or icy.
Manage Your Stress To Ensure A Safe Holiday Season During Corona
It is not uncommon to experience some stress during the holidays, especially with corona concerns and worry. All of this can lead to stress which can have a major impact on your health.
It is important to take some time out for yourself each day to reflect and center yourself. If you find a particular task especially stressful, ask someone for help with it. Also regular exercise and a healthy diet are important for reducing stress.
While we all want to indulge during the holidays, make sure you stay active and eat healthy. This can be as simple as having a smoothie containing green superfoods powder to get in your vegetables or watching your calorie intake. Overall, your stress levels are largely within your control if you take the right steps to keep them in check.
Fire Safety To Ensure A Safe Holiday Season During Corona
There are several fire safety considerations during the holiday season. It is a good idea to start the season by having the fireplace professionally cleaned if you have one. This not only reduces the risk of a fire, but carbon monoxide as well.
Ensure that your smoke alarms have fresh batteries and are operating properly. When everyone is sleeping at night, unplug your tree. It is also imperative to ensure that all real trees are sufficiently watered. When these trees get dry, heat from the lights may cause a fire. Keep candles at a safe distance from children, pets and flammable items. It is also a good idea to have a fire extinguisher on hand.
Decorate Safely To Ensure A Safe Holiday Season During Corona
While a balanced aesthetic is likely your goal when it comes to decorating, you also have to consider safety. One major source of injuries during this time of year is falls when placing decorations up high. For example, stringing lights on the roof or decking the hall ceilings with various festive garlands.
You should also be careful lifting heavy objects to reduce the risk of back injuries, have someone hold a ladder when you use it and be mindful of where you place potentially flammable objects.
One other consideration is the weather when you are decorating outside. When the conditions are harsh, such as ice, significant snow or freezing temperatures, it is best to wait a day or two before doing the decorating to ensure optimal safety.
The Main Takeaway To Ensure A Safe Holiday Season During Corona
Make note of this information as you prepare for the holiday season. It ensures that everyone is safe and that you are able to host holiday events that your guests will never forget.
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Finnegan Pierson loves business and has a passion for Health and technology. Even more interesting is the combination of the two. As a freelance writer, Finn hopes to influence others so they can have positive life experiences.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.