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Social Media Toolkit: Holidays

Social Media Toolkit: Holidays
Updated Dec. 10, 2020

Planning for the Holidays

Facebook Sample Message

The safest way to celebrate winter holidays is with the people you live with. If you gather with others:

  • Choose outdoor or well-ventilated spaces.
  • Wear a mask that covers both your mouth and nose.
  • Stay at least 6 feet apart from people you don’t live with.
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

More tips: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/winter.html

Twitter Sample Message

The safest way to celebrate winter #Holidays is with your household members. If you gather with others, choose outdoor or well-ventilated spaces. #WearAMask, stay at least 6 feet apart, and wash your hands often. More tips:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/winter.html

Instagram Sample Message

The safest way to celebrate winter #Holidays is with the people you live with. If you gather with others:

  • Choose outdoor or well-ventilated spaces.
  • Wear a mask that covers both your mouth and nose.
  • Stay at least 6 feet apart from people you don’t live with.
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/winter.html

#CDC #PublicHealth #coronavirus

Attending Small Gatherings

Facebook Sample Message

Attending a small celebration? Take these steps to make the #Holidays safer:

  • Bring your own food, drinks, and utensils.
  • #WearAMask and store it in your pocket or purse while eating and drinking.
  • Avoid going in and out of food prep spaces.
  • Space seating at least 6 feet apart for people who don’t live with you.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or if unavailable, use 60% alcohol hand sanitizer.

More tips: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/winter.html

Twitter Sample Message

Attending a small celebration? Take steps to make the #Holidays safer. Bring your own food and drinks, #WearAMask, stay at least 6 feet apart, and wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. Choose outdoor or well-ventilated spaces. More tips: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/winter.html

Instagram Sample Message

Attending a small celebration? Take steps to make the #Holidays safer:

  • Bring your own food, drinks, and utensils.
  • #WearAMask and store it in your pocket or purse while eating and drinking.
  • Avoid going in and out of food prep spaces.
  • Space seating at least 6 feet apart for people who don’t live with you.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or if unavailable, use at least 60% alcohol hand sanitizer.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/winter.html

Digital Resources

Hosting a Gathering

Facebook Sample Message

Hosting a small celebration? Have conversations with guests ahead of time to set expectations. Stay safer during the #Holidays:

  • Wear masks.
  • Improve ventilation by choosing outdoor spaces or opening windows and doors as weather permits.
  • Space seating at least 6 feet apart for people who don’t live together.
  • Limit the number of guests and length of the event.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

More tips: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/winter.html

Twitter Sample Message

Hosting a small celebration? Stay safer during the #Holidays. Set expectations with guests ahead of time. Wear masks, limit the number of guests and length of event, and consider gathering outdoors if possible. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/winter.html

Instagram Sample Message

Hosting a small celebration? Have conversations with guests ahead of time to set expectations. Stay safer during the #Holidays:

  • Wear masks.
  • Improve ventilation by choosing outdoor spaces or opening windows and doors as weather permits.
  • Space seating at least 6 feet apart for people who don’t live together.
  • Limit the number of guests.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/winter.html

Digital Resources

Gift Exchange

Facebook Sample Message

Planning for the #Holidays? Consider hosting a virtual gift exchange with friends and family who don’t live with you. Have people share what they are grateful for this holiday season: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/winter.html

Twitter Sample Message

Planning for the #Holidays? Consider hosting a virtual gift exchange with friends and family who don’t live with you. Have people share what they are grateful for this holiday season:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/winter.html

Instagram Sample Message

Planning for the #Holidays? Consider hosting a virtual gift exchange with friends and family who don’t live with you. Have people share what they are grateful for this holiday season:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/winter.html

#PublicHealth #COVID19 #CDC

Digital Resources

Healthy Habits

Facebook Sample Message

Celebrate the #Holidays in ways that help slow the spread of COVID-19. Follow these tips:

  • Wear a mask that covers your mouth AND nose.
  • Stay at least 6 feet apart from people you don’t live with.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Consider outdoor space.

Learn more about ways to reduce the risk of COVID-19:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/winter.html

Twitter Sample Message

During #Holidays, protect loved ones. Stay home and limit close contact for people you don’t live with. #WearAMask. Stay at least 6 feet apart. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Consider outdoor spaces. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/winter.html

Instagram Sample Message

Celebrate the #Holidays in ways that help slow the spread of COVID-19. Follow these tips:

  • Wear a mask that covers your mouth AND nose.
  • Stay at least 6 feet apart from people you don’t live with.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Consider outdoor spaces.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/winter.html

#COVID19 #Coronavirus #PublicHealth

Digital Resources

Winter Holiday Travel

Facebook Sample Message

CDC recommends delaying travel and staying home to slow the spread of COVID-19. Before traveling, ask yourself:

  • Are you or someone you love at increased risk of severe COVID-19 illness?
  • Are cases increasing in your community or your destination?
  • Are hospitals in your community or destination overwhelmed?
  • Does your home or destination have restrictions for travelers?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, consider making other plans. See the full list of questions: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/winter.html

Twitter Sample Message

#Travel may increase your chance of getting and spreading #COVID19. CDC recommends delaying travel and staying home. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/winter.html

Instagram Sample Message

CDC recommends delaying #travel and staying home to #SlowTheSpread. Before traveling, ask yourself:

  • Are you or someone you love at increased risk of severe #COVID19 illness?
  • Are cases increasing in our community or your destination?
  • Are hospitals in your community or destination overwhelmed?
  • Does your home or destination have restrictions for travelers?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, consider making other plans. See the full list of questions: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/winter.html

Digital Resources