Do all you can to keep the people you care about safe.

 

Coming together to celebrate our traditions with family and friends is important. Especially after what we’ve all been through in the past year. But it’s just as important to be smart about how we celebrate. COVID-19 doesn’t take a holiday. Do all you can to keep the people you care about safe.

 

 

Follow these recommendations:

  • Get vaccinated for COVID-19 before gathering with family or friends.
  • Wear a face mask. Unvaccinated family members, including children ages 2 and older, should wear a mask in all indoor public settings. People with a weakened immune system, who are at increased risk for severe disease, should also mask up.
  • Get tested for COVID-19 1-2 days before celebrating with people from multiple households and different parts of the country.
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or had close contact with someone who has it,
    stay home. Do not host or attend a gathering.
  • Smaller gatherings are better than larger gatherings, allowing you to maintain social distancing.
  • Communicate COVID-19 ground rules to invited guests, including expectations for testing before or after gathering, as well as vaccination or masking requirements.
  • Gather outdoors when possible. Avoid crowded, poorly ventilated spaces. Getting together
    for a holiday walk, flag football game, picnic, or virtual cocktails can be a fun alternative
    to an indoor sit-down meal.
  • Wash your hands regularly.

 

Do not travel unnecessarily unless you and your companions are fully vaccinated. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated and must travel should follow CDC’s domestic travel or international travel recommendations.

Visit the CDC website for more strategies for a healthy and safe holiday season.

 

 

 

Holiday Testing and Vaccine Site Closures:

 

Delaware Division of Public Health
Standing Vaccine Clinics

(Blue Hen Corporate Center in Dover, Canby Park in Wilmington, Georgetown Plaza in Sussex County, and Oxford/University Plaza in Newark)

  • Closed for vaccinations November 25 and 26
  • Closed for testing November 25
  • Open for Curative COVID-19 testing on November 24, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and November 26, 27, and 28
    from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Delaware Division of Public Health Clinics

  • Closed for vaccinations November 25 and 26
  • Closed for testing November 24, 25, and 26

Walgreens

  • Closed for testing November 24, 25, and 26

 

Delaware’s COVID-19 Call Center

 

Visit the testing page to schedule your appointment. Other testing and vaccine sites may be open. Find a list of vaccine locations.

 

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