Are 2021 Graduations and End of School Events Safe?
The Class of 2020 missed out on many of celebrations and activities. But in 2021, there will be plenty of outdoor gatherings with family and friends. And …let’s hope that most guests will be taking prevention measures to celebrate safely. Ideally, with everyone at least 6 feet apart and wearing masks.
Keep in mind, graduation parties and end of the school year events increases the risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. Which is why you will find very few live school ceremonies to attend this May or June. I have found in my state of NJ that many schools agree that the safest way to celebrate this year is virtual. But this year, unlike last year, Covid will not stop many families from hosting a celebration party at their homes.
If you attend one of these parties, please do not be surprised if there is infrequent hand hygiene, improper mask usage and/or social distancing while eating and drinking.
So, what can you do to keep your guests safe and at ease, when social distancing and mask measures begin to diminish? The simple solution for the host is to continue to clean and disinfect all frequently touched surfaces and objects. But use disinfectants safely and please learn the difference between cleaning and disinfecting:
Cleaning physically removes germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces or objects by using soap (or detergent) and water. This process does not necessarily kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.
Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces or objects which lowers the risk of spreading infection.
Always use a reputable Surface Disinfectant & Cleaner Brand like Matguard that are safe on skin and surfaces.Any if you are a Guest and not a Host: You should bring to the party your own FDA approved 8 oz personal size Hand and Body Cleanse Spray like Matguard.