Public health officials release winter holiday guidance for Kentuckians

Posted at 5:12 PM, Dec 17, 2020

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — With the winter holiday season underway, Kentucky public health officials are urging people to celebrate the holidays differently this year to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

This holiday season, they're urging people to modify holiday plans to keep family members, friends, families, and communities healthy and safe.

They include the following:

  • Limit the size of gatherings to two households and a maximum of 8 people
  • Always wear a face covering or mask
  • Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet or more
  • Avoid large gatherings, especially those held indoors
  • Do not host or attend large parties or events
  • Avoid traveling: If you do, be informed of the risks involved

"I know this is difficult," said Dr. Steven Stack, Kentucky Commissioner for Public Health. "But if you get together with people with whom you do not live, you should assume someone in that group is infected, and if you eat and drink and take your masks off, you should assume you are at high risk for getting infected."