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We talk to three people faced with moral crises over reconciling family festivities with the risks posed by coronavirus.
PM tells people not to cancel parties or nativity plays despite concerns over Omicron variant
In many ways, the situation looks brighter than last year: Most adults are vaccinated, young children can now get shots and, hopefully, people can get their hands on rapid tests. But new risks emerge as more Americans are likely to try to have a “normal” holiday season.
We asked three experts from different disciplines to respond to a selection of questions from readers about how to think about risk and navigate another Covid winter.
Unlike last year, large Christmas gatherings down the pub are not banned.
Many people are now vaccinated, but is an office party or after-work drinks really worth the risk right now?
But if we want to avoid the frustrations of last Christmas, there’s much we can do voluntarily to try to keep us out of lockdown. As we prepare for the festive season, here are four ways we can help contain the virus over the winter, prevent cases spiralling out of control, and keep us and those around us safe.
Anyone looking to celebrate the fall and winter holidays without spreading COVID-19 should consider a window fan or a walk-by greeting, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The suggestions are part of the agency's list of safe ways to get festive — sort of an epidemiologist's take on Martha Stewart's Home for the Holidays.
This holiday season is different from last year’s, when people were still hunkering down. That makes a difference in where holiday dollars will get spent.
A Very Covid Christmas is a collection of 8 short plays specifically written to incorporate social distancing, PPE, and/or protective barriers between actors. Available to purchase on YouTube later in December
The decisions for the people who work as Santa and Mrs. Claus this year are difficult. This high-risk group is trying to navigate keeping the Christmas spirit alive while staying safe amid the pandemic. It's not easy.
There’s no denying that 2020 has been an extraordinarily difficult year, however, and many have pointed out that allowing families to come together in a safe manner could be very important for their mental health and general wellbeing.
The UK says three households can get together for festivities. Four Britons react – with relief, caution and despair.
Debates fly over whether and how to celebrate together as officials try to limit travel and gatherings.
So how is the festive period likely to be different this year?
While there is nothing that can completely eliminate the risk if people chose to celebrate the holidays with others, the good news is that there are ways of making a gathering safer.
At the end of a year as traumatic as this one we will all do whatever is necessary to banish it and celebrate our survival.
Experts on safer (and riskier) ways to see friends and family, keep kids busy, and give back — in a raging pandemic.
Hosting this year has been no small feat—and the biggest party season of all is almost here. As much as we’d like for things to be “business as usual” this holiday, planning for Christmas 2020 requires a little more work to keep guests happy and healthy.
The middle of a global pandemic might seem like a good time to cut back on holiday excess. But we live in America.
Here are some of the messages of hope that spiritual leaders are delivering during the pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been distressing and segregating for some individuals. Social events during the impending occasions can be an occasion to reconnect with loved ones. This Christmas season, consider how your vacation plans can be altered to decrease the spread of COVID-19 to keep your companions, families, and networks solid and safe.
Stressed out by the holidays but don't have time for a professional massage? Try these do-anywhere, self-healing moves from a celebrity massage therapist.
If we don’t laugh, we’ll cry.
Akron native Rory Mellinger has written a little ditty to lift our spirits this holiday season.
Here’s how to find joy this holiday season—even if coronavirus cases change your traditions.