CDC says group gatherings are okay if all adults are vaccinated

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – The Easter holidays are fast approaching and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced guidelines for gatherings in addition to travel guidelines for fully vaccinated adults.

This is the first big party where the vaccine rollout is open to almost everyone in the Carolinas. In North Carolina, nearly 5 million people have already received their vaccine, according to the NCDHHS website. In Caroline from the south, more than 1.2 million have received at least one series of vaccines, which is equivalent to about 31% of residents, according to the SCDHEC website.

One of the updates to the CDC guidelines is that if all of the adults in your congregation have been fully immunized, it is safe to meet. Additionally, masks can be removed for these gatherings.

However, if everyone hasn’t received their photo yet, stick to the previous guidelines: wear masks and stay socially aloof, or just have a virtual celebration.

“Attending gatherings to observe religious and spiritual holidays increases your risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19. The safest way to observe religious and spiritual holidays this year is to get together virtually, with people who live with you, or outside and at least 6 feet away. apart from others, ”the CDC said.

If you plan to celebrate with others, the outside is safer than the inside. This year, several outdoor celebrations are taking place in the queen city.

Bass Pro Shops offers free photos with the Easter bunny. Sign up online to participate.

Mount Holly brings their Easter egg hunt downtown for another year. This year it’s contactless, so kids will walk around and count how many they see! More details for this event available here.

Optimist Hall also hosts an Easter Egg Hunt for children and adults:

Ultimately, Hounds Drive-In it’s also letting the little ones hunt for treats and prizes before a few movies under the stars. More details available here.

Sara H. Byrd

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