Celebrate Safely: Christmas

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The Center for Disease Control and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services have yet to release specific safety guidelines on celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa this year.

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So far the general safety guidelines for any gathering remain in place.

These include:

  • The best way to celebrate is with people in your household or host a Zoom celebration with extended family.
  • If you do gather with people you do not live with, wear face masks, and maintain social distancing.
  • If you have contact with someone you do not live with, it is recommended to self-isolate for 14-days before and after the planned gathering.

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Unfortunately, annual events like the Zoo Lights have been canceled due to coronavirus concerns.

But, if you’ve been looking forward to meeting Santa, he’ll still be in town!

Gateway Mall, 6100 “O” St., is hosting St. Nick for a safe holiday visit with both in-person and virtual options. Read our web story to learn more.

Other online options, like chtchatwithsanta.com, are also available. It is a new business that allows families to purchase personalized Zoom calls with Santa. For more information, read our full story here.