Christmas 2020: Pandemic brings different vibe to celebration
After a year of social distancing measures and safety precautions due to the pandemic, Christmas was sure to have a different feel in 2020.
Doctors are urging those who are celebrating Christmas with family and friends to continue taking safety measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Dr. Sharon Nachman, of Stony Brook Children's Hospital, offered some tips:
“Limit the amount of people that are going to be in the room at the same time. Keep the windows open so there's air circulation. Save the eating for just at the table. When you're not eating away from the table, put your masks on and sit socially distant in a room that you can easily get some air exchange in.”
Infectious disease doctors say they are worried about spike in COVID cases after the holidays when people have time off and gather together.
While this year's Christmas holiday may be far from ideal, some say they are just trying to enjoy the time they have with those around them.
“It's just going to be me, my mom and my younger sister. We're usually around everyone else in the family – now it's just the 3 of us,” said Erin O'Connor, of Sound Beach.