Holiday Recommendations

Do all you can to keep the people you care about safe.

Coming together to celebrate our traditions with family and friends is important. Especially after what we’ve all been through in the past year. But it’s just as important to be smart about how we celebrate. COVID-19 doesn’t take a holiday. Do all you can to keep the people you care about safe.

Follow these recommendations:

  • Get vaccinated for COVID-19 before gathering with family or friends.
  • Wear a face mask. Unvaccinated family members, including children ages 2 and older, should wear a mask in all indoor public settings. People with a weakened immune system, who are at increased risk for severe disease, should also mask up.
  • Get tested for COVID-19 1-2 days before celebrating with people from multiple households and different parts of the country.
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or had close contact with someone who has it,
    stay home. Do not host or attend a gathering.
  • Smaller gatherings are better than larger gatherings, allowing you to maintain social distancing.
  • Communicate COVID-19 ground rules to invited guests, including expectations for testing before or after gathering, as well as vaccination or masking requirements.
  • Gather outdoors when possible. Avoid crowded, poorly ventilated spaces. Getting together
    for a holiday walk, flag football game, picnic, or virtual cocktails can be a fun alternative
    to an indoor sit-down meal.
  • Wash your hands regularly.

Visit to get the latest on Delaware’s response to COVID-19. 

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