Are you getting together with your family or friends this Christmas?
Getting together with people you know, like your family and friends, does not mean you are safe from becoming infected. Small gatherings have been key for the spread of this virus. All it takes is for one person to be unaware that they are infected to infect others.
Remember that it may take 2 or 3 days before any symptom shows up after we become infected, which is why it has been so hard to stop this Coronavirus.
Wearing a mask is key to protect yourself and take care of others.
The safest way to celebrate this Christmas is by doing it only with the people you live with. If you celebrate with other family members and friends who do not live with you in the same house, you must take all the necessary precautions to reduce the risk of infection.
Limit the number of people: less people, lower risk of infection.
Wear a mask whenever you are not eating or drinking.
Keep a safe distance.
Consider getting tested for COVID-19 before traveling or meeting other people. It does not guarantee anything, but it may help detect illnesses. Remember to isolate between the date of the test and the meeting.
Prepare to become isolated for 14 days after traveling or participating in any event that involves people outside of their homes.