Hanna Murphy

Since March 2020, COVID-19 has spread across our world, taking away things that we loved the most: Concerts, hanging out with others, especially family and friends.

One thing that got a strain put on it the most is the holidays. How could we hold family dinners around the holidays if everyone was too scared to be around anyone else, unless they lived under the same roof?

I know that my family, despite all the protocols and mandates we’re supposed to meet, still found a way to celebrate the holidays.

Even though we spend weekends together, we are often outside to help us have more of a distance from one another, even when we are inside, we are well spaced out.

Once we found out that our grandpa had cancer, my sister and I were extra careful, taking additional precautions, especially since we’re both college students. We want to always make sure we are being safe.

Everyone that is on a college campus should take precautions when going home to families for the holidays. You don’t know what you’re going to be bringing home, especially to the ones in your family more at risk.

You may not be sick yourself, or have any symptoms, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take your own precautions.

If you’re going to be around elderly or younger children, be sure to self-quarantine or take extra safety steps when being around them or even before you are around them.

Ways you could be more sanitary would-be self-quarantining, making sure everything is clean from your car to yourself, taking time to wash clothes and bedding, and wipe or spray down any other objects to free them from harmful germs.

I know that when I go home for the holidays, I will be taking plenty precautions in making sure that everything is clean and germ free so that I don’t have the slightest chance of endangering the health of the ones I care most about.

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