Tag: Safety

A Positive Update on Pandemic Guidelines, and What it Means For Families

By: Catherine Pearson The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new safety recommendations for Americans who have been vaccinated against COVID-19. And for many, they offered some long-awaited good news. The agency now says that individuals who are fully vaccinated ― meaning they have received both doses of a two-round vaccine and it’s been two weeks since the second dose, or they have received a single-dose…

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Is It Safe to Travel With Kids During COVID-19?

By: Zara Hanawalt Parents across the country are wondering whether it is safe to travel with kids right now and if they should move forward with holiday travel—or plan a staycation at home. Unfortunately, the answer to that question isn’t clear cut. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) continues to advise against nonessential travel, noting that “travel increases the chance of getting and…

How Safe Are These Thanksgiving Activities Amid COVID-19?

By: Sarah Jacoby What’s the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving amid COVID-19? Some traditional activities, like a big dinner with visiting friends and family, are riskier than others this year. But that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate at all—you just have to be careful and lower the risks as much as possible for yourself and others. To prevent the spread of…

How Safe Is It to Participate in Fall Activities During the Pandemic?

By: Maggie Green As the leaves begin to change colors and the air gets a bit cooler, people should remember that their favorite fall activities may look a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Lisa Pickett, chief medical officer for Duke Health, said while it may be tempting to bring activities indoors when the temperatures start…

Halloween & COVID-19: Have Fun While Staying Safe

Choosing costumes, decorating pumpkins, and getting special treats brings joy to many children at Halloween. Some Halloween traditions may look different this year to keep everyone safe during the COV​ID-19 pandemic. However, there are still plenty of ways families can have fun while avoiding the scare of being exposed to or spreading the virus. Most importantly, keep doing what you have been…

What You Need To Know As Hair Salons Are Reopening

By: Leah Prinzivalli As hair salons have now reopened around the country, many people, many of which have longer hair than usual, find ourselves asking the same question: Should I get my hair cut? Depending on your home state, hair salons may have been open since April (Georgia) or as recently as late June (New York City). Hairstylists and salon owners, like other personal-care…