As we all begin to prep for an outside-of-the-norm Thanksgiving, it’s recommended that we follow the CDC’s Holiday Protocols when it comes to celebrating with the ones we love. Join us as we cover some of the most important health tips and tricks this holiday season that you can easily implement yourself!
The best and most effective way to combat the spread of COVID-19 is to stay at home with your immediate family. However, that doesn’t mean the guest list has to stop there! Instead of all gathering at one big table, invite friends and family to a Zoom call after the big meal. It’ll be great chatting and reconnecting with them over pie, all from the safety of your own homes.
For those who have a taste for tradition, talk to your e-guests about a shared menu using familiar family recipes. Enjoying the same main and side dishes can help bridge the distance between households and allow the family to feel closer to one another. Besides, there’s nothing like a home-cooked meal to get your gobble on— especially when it’s made with everyone’s usual favorites!
If you’re set on heading home for the holidays, be sure to take the utmost precaution against the spread of germs. Applying hand sanitizer during travel, at entryways, and before eating is recommended for consistent protection when you’re without soap and water. Our new aloe-infused hand sanitizer goes beyond that of other formulas by hydrating your skin while killing 99% of germs and bacteria. It’s perfect for on-the-go protection without sacrificing your skin.
Likewise, social distancing is key in coming together. Wear a mask, try to stay 6 feet apart, and only gather in small groups that are within your usual social circles and communities. It’s strongly suggested to reconsider gathering if one or more person is coming from a high-risk area, as they may be more likely to have come into contact with potential germs.
According to the CDC, spending time outdoors or in a well-ventilated and disinfected area is proper hosting procedure. Open windows and doors to increase air flow if indoors, or encourage friends and family members to sit outside and converse with each other while wearing masks. Remember: the only time masks should be removed is for eating and drinking!
Feasting & Festivities
Everyone knows the most anticipated part of Thanksgiving is the main course. This year, it’s encouraged that guests avoid potlucks or sharing food made between households. If prepping a meal for many, always wear a mask when preparing or serving it, and limit entry to the kitchen.
The best approach would be to designate one person to serve each plate or dish so as the serving utensils aren’t shared between guests. If you can, try to find single-use options for silverware, condiments, food containers, and more to prevent unnecessary sharing.
Finally, it’s time to chow down! If you’re one of the millions of people who suffer from occasional indigestion or upset stomach, Lily’s Aloe Herbal Stomach Formula can help. It’s made with a special blend of certified organic aloe vera and trusted herbs to help maintain overall healthy digestion.
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