Holiday parties in 2020 may be different. (Pexels)
As the spread of COVID-19 in Washington state continues to increase, officials have warned residents to comply with public health guidelines during the holidays to avoid “increased risks.”
If you must travel on holiday, please “be informed of the risks involved”
According to the latest situation report from the U.S. Department of Health, COVID-19 activities are “strengthening statewide in Washington”
Since mid-September, cases in western Washington have actually been increasing, and this trend is “especially clear” in King County, Snohomish County, and Pierce County.
If this trend continues, families are very likely to be infected with the virus during Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings.
Deputy Health Minister Lacy Fehrenbach said in a recent press release: “Any surge in COVID-19 cases will jeopardize our progress in reopening schools, strain our medical system and increase vacations. Risks during gatherings.” “A high rate in the community increases the chance that someone in your gathering (or even someone you know and trust) has COVID-19.”
Dr. Keith Jerome, head of UW virology, provided support for this, and he advised against attending large-scale holiday parties.
“Everything here is a digital game, everyone else around the table will put you at risk, [and] This increases their risk. “He told Dave Ross of KIRO Radio.
The head of the Department of Virology at the University of Wisconsin is in danger of a large number of holiday gatherings this year
In the few days before the holiday, Washingtonians are urged to wear masks in public, avoid contact with large groups of people, wash hands frequently, get flu shots as early as possible, and stay home when you are at home to get sick
Feerenbach said: “If we act now, we can get these controls in time during the holidays.”