Although we are still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, this holiday season feels different than last year. As of mid-November, the Centers for Disease Control reports approximately 60% of the United States population has been vaccinated, mask-wearing has become commonplace, and it's highly likely that most of us are much better at washing our hands than we were a few years back! Last year at this time, vaccinations weren't available to the general public.
In 2020, many of us spent quiet holidays at home. This year you may be planning on seeing friends and family. There are precautions you can take to help keep you and your family safe not only in relation to COVID-19 but also in protecting your general health and wellness.