The Fourth of July is usually a time where we come together with friends and family, often in large groups, with lots of close contact with one another. During a pandemic, however, this celebration is going to look a lot different. Many of the annual parades, festivals and fireworks displays are being cancelled, and people are being cautioned to stay away from large group gatherings. While this year’s celebrations make look different, there are still ways to have fun and celebrate while remaining safe.
Our top recommendation and what we’re doing to celebrate is having a backyard BBQ. Get some friends together and hang out outside, 6 feet apart. Everyone can bring their own food and drinks, or you can supply individual portions to prevent potential spread of the virus. Who doesn’t love good times with close friends in the good weather?
Some neighborhoods are still having fireworks displays, or you can even consider doing your own fireworks in your backyard. You can safely watch your neighborhood fireworks either from the comfort of your own home, or ensuring you stay outside and at least 6 feet apart from others. Wearing a mask when around people outside of your household can also increase your safety. Don’t forget your sanitizer!
The best way to stay safe and healthy is to keep your celebrations small, or with people you’ve already incorporated into your bubble. Just because it’s a national holiday doesn’t mean the pandemic is over! Ordering in your favorite meal or heating up your barbecue and staying home and with family can still be a fun way to celebrate. And don’t forget to wash your hands and wear your mask! Happy Fourth everyone!