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This Holiday Season the Safest Way to Celebrate Is to Stay Home


Earlier this month, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention advised Americans to refrain from travel during the rest of the holiday season, noting that “the safest thing to do” is stay home. Even as the first vaccines become available this week, distribution to all Americans will take time and the current surge in the coronavirus is only expected to get worse in the coming days and weeks. So again, if you can, please stay home and stay safe during the holidays.

For those that do travel between now and the end of the year, the CDC suggests they get tested for COVID-19 both before (1-3 days preceding their trip) and after they return home (within 3-5 days of the conclusion of their trip). CDC officials add that Americans who do get tested, should limit “non-essential activities” for at least a week after they’ve returned home from their travels. For those who travel and do not get tested upon their return, the CDC advises they reduce those activities for a minimum of 10 days.

And please remember to follow safety protocols provided by both the CDC and Minnesota Department of Health. These including wearing a protective mask, social distancing at least six feet apart from others, frequently washing your hands with soap and water, and, if possible, limiting your exposure to large groups of people.

Our Impact This Year

  • People Who Received Utility Bill Assistance


  • Children Enrolled in Head Start & Early Head Start


  • People Whose Utility Bills Were Lowered Through Home Weatherization


  • Workers Provided with Transportation Support Including Vehicle Loans, Repair Grants, and Transit Passes


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