Holiday Travel Tips During the Pandemic 

The U.S. has seen a boost in travel since COVID-19 vaccines rolled out. Here are some travel tips as we approach the holidays.

Family in protective face masks in airport during COVID-19 pandemic

How to Travel with Your COVID-19 Vaccination Card 

If you’re ready to travel, you will need your new accessory. But what’s the best way to travel with your COVID-19 vaccination card?

Packing suitcase in pandemic era. Traveling with face mask, hand sanitizer and vaccine passport.

What the CDC is Saying about Trick-or-Treating This Halloween 

Your candy stash is ready and the decorations are on display. Now see what the CDC says about safe trick-or-treating this Halloween.

Kids trick or treat. Halloween in face mask.

How Do You Know If You Need a COVID-19 Test?  

Are your symptoms just a cold? If someone in your family has COVID-19, do you have it, too? Here’s how to know if you need a test.

Drive through testing site for Covid-19 patients

Do I Have a Fever? What to Know about COVID-19 and Thermometers

Temperature screenings are commonplace amid the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this method of detecting the virus can be imperfect, leading to false readings.

Shot of a young woman getting her temperature taken with an infrared thermometer by a doctor during an outbreak

Pandemic Creating Greater Accessibility for Some with Disabilities

From participating in civics to easier grocery shopping, Lucia Rios’ life has changed dramatically during the pandemic. She hopes the access continues.

African disabled woman sitting in wheelchair at the table and looking at computer monitor while talking on mobile phone and drinking coffee at home

The Joy of an Intimate, At-Home NYE Celebration

This New Year’s Eve will be different, but it doesn’t have to be any less fun. Here are some ideas for couples and families.

Parents celebrating New Years Eve at home with kids, sitting by the Christmas tree, holding illuminative numbers 2021.

How to Manage Holiday Stress with Mindfulness

Mindfulness can make a difference during the holidays when dealing with stressful situations heightened by COVID-19, financial worries and other issues.

Young beautiful couple sitting using laptop around christmas decoration at home relax and smiling with eyes closed doing meditation gesture with fingers. Yoga concept.

It’s Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot  

The current flu vaccine may not be as effective against the flu as experts hoped it would be, but that doesn’t mean you should skip it.

Young woman getting a flu shot

Checking In On the Mental Health of Older Loved Ones  

Seniors staying safe by staying at home have lost normal social connections, increasing their risk for isolation and depression. Listen for warning signs.

Elderly man talking on the phone

More People Taking Handwashing Seriously During Pandemic

Handwashing, now more than ever, is a huge component in preventing COVID-19 and other illnesses.

Young girl washing her hands

Making Holiday Shopping Local

Shopping at small businesses in your community is a win-win for the holidays. You can find unique gifts while supporting your hometown.

A young woman, shopping in a downtown area wearing facemasks for protection.

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