If the holidays are hard: Resources for emotional and mental health 

If you find it hard to fully enjoy the holidays, you are not alone. All of us are figuring out how to celebrate in ways that support our health, which is more than protecting against COVID-19. Here are some ways to support your mental and emotional health as you prepare for the holidays. 

COVID-19 home tests and holiday gatherings

If you are worried about gathering with others who are unvaccinated, immunocompromised, or at higher risk of developing severe COVID-19, you may wonder about using COVID-19 home tests to find out whether you and people around you have current COVID-19 infection. While this is not currently recommended by the CDC, over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 testing kits are becoming more widely available.

Ways to enjoy the holiday season safely

It’s important to celebrate and be with people you care about during the holiday season. And because all adults and many children are now eligible for vaccination, safety guidance has loosened up a little since last year. Still, COVID-19 lingers in our communities, so the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has offered some […]

Tips for safer shopping during the holidays

For some folks, holiday shopping is just as important as baking homemade cookies, gathering with friends and family and giving presents. And while it’s true that COVID-19 has changed the way we shop, it doesn’t have to dampen the spirit of giving. If you follow a few tips to protect yourself and others, holiday shopping […]

Let’s trick-or-treat safely!

The time for ghosts, goblins and sticky sweets is approaching faster than you can say “Boo!” Okay, maybe not that fast, but it is time to start preparing for a safe Halloween.   This year, if you plan to trick-or-treat or hand out candy, please keep these tips in mind for a fun and healthy outing:  […]