There is so much information (and misinformation) about Covid-19, and as librarians it’s our job to point you to sources you can trust.

Each week we will be compiling essential and updated information to help you make informed decisions about your health and safety. This week we are taking a closer look at how to celebrate the holidays during a pandemic.

Let’s face it, Covid-19 is putting a serious crimp in holiday planning this year. Statewide coronavirus restrictions currently prohibit indoor gatherings through at least Jan. 4 unless people quarantine 14 days prior or seven days afterward. After Thanksgiving, the number of positive Covid cases surged in North Central Washington and around the country. Hospitals are struggling to maintain staffing and bedspace for patients with the virus as well as other acute and emergent conditions.

The Centers for Disease Control has created a Holiday Celebrations and Small Gatherings webpage to help you make good decisions this holiday season.

The safest way to celebrate the holidays while keeping your family, friends and coworkers safe is at home and only with the people you live with.

Here are a few ideas for how to safely celebrate the holidays at home with your family this year:

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