Traditional holiday gatherings with family and friends are fun, but with COVID-19 cases continuing to spike in Colorado, it is critical that our community remains vigilant during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

Here are some tips for a safer Turkey Day:

  • Get vaccinated: Protect those not yet eligible for vaccination such as young children by getting yourself and other eligible people around them vaccinated.
  • Keep gatherings small: Consider limiting to just people that live in your household.
  • Host outdoors: If weather allows, host an outdoor gathering. Outdoors is safer than indoors.
  • Go virtual: Host a virtual Thanksgiving meal with friends and family who don’t live with you. 
  • Mask up: Wear a face mask and keep your distance while grocery shopping for your Thanksgiving feast.
  • If you are sick or have symptoms, don’t host or attend a gathering.

Recently, Governor Polis broadly approved COVID-19 boosters for distribution in Colorado. Because COVID-19 is spreading quickly throughout the state, Colorado is considered a high-risk place to live right now. Anyone who is 18 or older who would like to get a booster and is due for one should make a plan to get one.

Be sure to check the State of Colorado, Boulder County Public Health website for the latest information on public health orders, current case numbers and more.