Fri, 12/04/2020 - 15:51 | Written for: Student Health and Wellness Center
Health Matters @ UNT | Staying Safe During the Holiday Season
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Bodhi Day or another special day; the holidays are quickly approaching! We’ll be discussing staying safe during this holiday season. Staying safe during this holiday season is more important than ever given the current pandemic that we’re living through. Celebrating the holidays this year will be different than previous years. If possible, you should spend the holidays with those that are in your household in order to help reduce the spread of Covid-19.
According to the CDC, you can make the holidays safer by:
Wearing a mask
Staying 6 feet away from others who don’t live with you
Washing your hands or using hand sanitizer
If you’re attending a holiday gathering:
Bring your own food, plates, and cutlery
Wear a mask when not eating or drinking
Have the meal outside with a limited number of people
The holiday season can be difficult time for many people, especially during a pandemic. If you or someone you know needs support, call SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357).