Celebrate Safely: New Year’s

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The Center for Prevention and Disease Control (CDC) has released official guidelines on how to celebrate New Year’s safely this year.

Although you may be tempted to go out, the CDC is urging people to ring in the New Year’s at home.

Pop open the bubbly with people who live in your household or online with friends and family.

Other alternatives include attending a virtual concert or planning a virtual countdown to midnight.

Bur, if you do choose to host a gathering, the CDC says to hold it outside with a limited number of guests. Make sure to keep extra masks on hand, just in case, and keep the music low to avoid shouting.

To read the CDC’s full guidelines, click here.


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 New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day this year.

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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