Hello! From all of us at Evergreen, Charlotte and Alderbrook Family Health, we hope this email finds you well.
We’ll soon be celebrating Thanksgiving in a holiday season unlike any that we’ve experienced. COVID-19 continues to spread. The CDC shows that more than 11 million people in the U.S. have been infected, with more than 1 million infections occurring in just one week in mid-November. Vermont has done very well, but we too are facing a surge of cases.
That really concerns us, and our priority is keeping you and your family healthy. Consider the risks when thinking about how you’ll spend time with friends and family during the holiday. Even a small gathering can carry some big risks. We recommend keeping in-person celebrations to only those people in your household and celebrating virtually with other family and friends.
We know these decisions are difficult. If you decide to celebrate in person with people outside of your household, please take necessary precautions to try to mitigate some of the risk. To help you with planning, the CDC offers suggestions for Thanksgiving celebrations, including advising against travel. Also, remember that it’s not too late to get your flu shot, and we encourage you to do so.
This year’s holiday season will be different, but we still have so many things to be grateful for and we hope that you too are able to focus on giving thanks even in this pandemic year.
By working together, we can help slow or stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
Wishing you happy and healthy holidays, Evergreen Family Health Group