There are ways to enjoy the season while protecting your and your loved ones’ health. Because many generations tend to celebrate holidays together, the best way to minimize COVID-19 risk for yourself, friends and family is to get vaccinated.
In addition, maximize protection from the Delta variant by wearing a mask in public indoor spaces if you’re in an area of substantial or high transmission.
Also, be sure to get your flu shot!
If your gathering includes multiple households or out-of-town guests, consider additional precautions. Ask everyone to avoid crowded indoor spaces before traveling or take a COVID-19 test before your gathering to further reduce risk.
Travel increases your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. If you must travel, make sure you’re well informed about the risks you face and any specific requirements at your destination(s), such as proof of vaccine or masking.
For more information and resources, including how to cope with stress, knowing your travel risk and when to delay travel, community transmission risk and how to best avoid spreading the virus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
St. Luke's is prepared to support our patients and community as we enter the fall flu season with COVID-19 still spreading across Idaho. Our commitment to safe care includes coronavirus testing, visitor screening, enhanced safety practices and more.