HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR THANKSGIVING GATHERING
As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, the U.S. is surpassing 11 million infections of Covid-19, so we thought we’d share a few best practices to ensure that you remain safe as you celebrate.
The three golden rules remain the same:
1. Wash your hands regularly.
2. Wear a mask.
3. Practice social distancing.
Can you travel?
We encourage you not to travel. If, indeed, you are traveling, consider doing it by car where you have more control over your environment. If you must fly, try to avoid flying on Wednesday, November 25th and Sunday, November 29th, which many expect will be the busiest times on airplanes and at airports.
Although Covid tests are merely a moment in time, consider getting a Covid-19 test before any kind of travel or seeing your extended family. In New York, you can visit our Sollis pop-up clinic at 111 East 75th Street. In Los Angeles, you can go to our center in Beverly Hills. We also offer house calls for Covid testing in those surrounding areas for an additional fee. Please note, our turnaround times for test results are 24-48 hours.
You can always call us anytime and from anywhere:
If an issue does arise while you are traveling, as a Sollis Health member, you have access to telemedicine 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are also always available on Holidays, including Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26.
Prepare your germ bubble:
In advance of the holiday, have frank conversations with family members about the Thanksgiving plan. Know who is coming. Know where they are coming from. Keep your group small. Consider asking your guests to self-quarantine for the coming week before getting together.
Go al fresco
Consider having the Thanksgiving meal outdoors. However, if you are indeed eating indoors, open windows to increase airflow in multiple rooms and turn on exhaust fans in bathrooms and over the stove. Consider a portable air cleaner with a high “clean air delivery rate.”
Sharing is not caring:
Though there is no evidence Covid could potentially spread through food, we discourage sharing and family style serving of the meal. Designate one person to plate and serve food and dessert.
Try Facetime Dining:
Coordinate virtual visits for guests who can’t make it.
For the bargain hunter:
Shop online on Black Friday. If you must go out, wear a mask and bring hand sanitizer.