CDC releases 2021 holiday guidance to prevent spread of COVID-19

10/15/2021 10:53:00 PM

The CDC has released its public health guidance for the 2021 holiday season, offering up mostly general advice on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

JUST IN: The CDC released its official public health guidance for the 2021 holiday season, urging people get vaccinated against COVID-19 and continue to wear masks indoors and in public spaces.

The CDC has released its public health guidance for the 2021 holiday season, offering up mostly general advice on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.Greg Nash/Pool via Getty Images, FILEThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday released its official public health guidance for the 2021 holiday season, offering up mostly general advice on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The guidance urges people to get vaccinated ahead of the holidays if they haven't done so already. For young children who aren't yet eligible for the vaccine, the CDC suggests reducing risk of exposure by making sure the people around them are vaccinated.

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Greg Nash/Pool via Getty Images, FILE The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday released its official public health guidance for the 2021 holiday season, offering up mostly general advice on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The guidance urges people to get vaccinated ahead of the holidays if they haven't done so already. For young children who aren't yet eligible for the vaccine, the CDC suggests reducing risk of exposure by making sure the people around them are vaccinated.M. The CDC also recommends that people continue to wear masks indoors in public spaces. "We fully expect that families and friends will gather for the holidays this year and we have updated our guidance on how to best to stay safe over the holidays," the agency wrote in a statement.A.

"The best way to minimize COVID risk and ensure that people can safely gather is to get vaccinated or get the booster if you’re eligible., 1998, Present-day Plate Boundary Digital Data Compilation." MORE: White House tells governors: Get ready to start vaccinating kids The holiday guidance is notably less prescriptive than last year, when vaccines were not available to the general public. Last year, for example, the CDC warned against traditional trick-or-treating by knocking on doors and instead suggested individually wrapped goodie bags that families could"grab and go" from a distance. This year, the CDC doesn't provide holiday-specific advice. 5. However, last month CDC Director Dr. Maps view: Seismicity from the previous 7 days in the area  .

Rochelle Walensky said she thinks trick-or-treating can be done safely if kids stay outdoors and stick to small groups. "If you're able to be outdoors, absolutely," Walensky told CBS's"Face the Nation. Therefore, they show the seismicity from 1964 until the earthquake occurrence." When it comes to family gatherings, the new guidance does suggest groups could consider taking"additional precautions" such as testing in advance or avoiding crowded indoor spaces before making the trip. The 2021 guidance follows some confusion earlier this month when the CDC provided a technical update to its website that appeared to be its new recommendations for the season. The agency later removed the page, which was outdated.

Holidays have been a major driver of the pandemic, with hospitalizations and deaths spiking to its highest levels following the 2020 holiday season. Last January , the death toll peaked at around 3,600 people per day. Those numbers plummeted following the rollout of vaccinations, only to surge again this summer with the arrival of the delta variant sickening unvaccinated populations. According to .