New Year’s Eve
Everyone Can Make New Year’s Eve Celebrations Safer
If you are celebrating the New Year with people outside your household, make sure you follow steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Wear a mask
- Wear a mask with two or more layers to stop the spread of COVID-19 to protect others and yourself.
- Wear your mask over your nose and mouth, secure it under your chin, and make sure it fits snugly against the sides of your face.
- Wear a mask indoors and outdoors.
- In cold weather, wear your mask under your scarf, ski mask, or balaclava.
- Keep a spare mask in case your mask becomes wet from moisture in your breath or from snow or rain.
- The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.
- Avoid gatherings and celebrations with a lot of people that make staying 6 feet apart from those who don’t live with you difficult.
- Avoid indoor spaces as much as possible, especially ones that aren’t well ventilated.
- If indoors, open windows and doors. Use a window fan to blow air out, which will pull fresh air in through the open windows.
Get a flu shot as soon as possible
- The flu shot can help protect you and your family, friends, and community from getting and spreading flu.
- By getting a flu shot, you can also help lower hospital visits and serious health problems from flu.