Safe Holidays: Share Your Love By Keeping Each Other Safe

The holidays are approaching and COVID-19 cases are rising in Vermont. Staying safe during the pandemic means re-thinking traditions.

The best way to share love with your family is to keep each other safe. That likely means connecting virtually instead of in person. Governor Scott has limited gatherings to only with members of our households. This important measure could reduce the rising number of cases, save our hospitals and health systems from being overwhelmed and save lives.

The Governor has asked that no one travel outside or into Vermont unnecessarily. Anyone traveling into Vermont or returning back to Vermont from anywhere regardless of state or county MUST quarantine.. That doesn’t mean you can’t still have a meaningful celebration with those you love. You can make your virtual celebration special by getting creative:
• Bake your family's favorite cookies and pop them in the mail.
• Drop a favorite holiday potluck dish to a friend or family member's front porch. (Let them know it's there, of course!)
• Join with family members via a virtual platform and raise a toast or take turns saying what you're thankful for.
• Chat with others via FaceTime while you all bake pies.
• Do your Yankee swap or other gift exchange via the mail.

Find Vermont resources here:

Governor Phil Scott's latest order limiting gatherings, other restrictions

Department of Health Quarantine Restrictions