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CDC Advises Residents to Celebrate Holidays with Windows Open

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued updated COVID guidelines for the fall and winter. And one of the new rules likely won’t be welcomed with open arms by residents living in colder climates.

The CDC says it’s OK for people from different households to get together indoors, as long as you open windows and doors to increase ventilation. “You can use a window fan in one of the open windows to blow air out of the window,” the agency writes. “This will pull fresh air in through the other open windows.”

If you think it’s too cold outside to open all of your windows, the CDC offers an alternate option: Entertain your guests outside.

Why is it safe to have guests inside if your windows are open when earlier it wasn’t safe at all?


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