This list outlines states’ health and safety guidance and considerations for winter holidays (e.g., Christmas, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, New Year’s) and seasonal travel. This list does not address county or municipal guidance. Please note this list is not exhaustive of statewide actions.
In addition to the below guidance, state guidance in effect regarding travel, in-person gatherings, and houses of worship is also applicable during the holidays. Please see NGA’s Coronavirus Resource Page for additional information around state mitigation measures, including traveler’s quarantines, business reopening, gathering limits, face covering requirements, and more.
CDC has released considerations for Holiday Celebrations and Small Gatherings to help minimize risk and prevent the spread of COVID-19 as many across the country plan for holiday celebrations and small gatherings. The considerations were updated to reflect small and informal gatherings of family and friends from across multiple households that often occur during the holiday season. These considerations complement other resources to help minimize risk and keep family, friends, and communities safer.
- Holiday Guidance for Residents of Long-term Care Facilities and Residents’ Families and Representatives
- District of Columbia
- New Jersey
- How can I safely host or attend Thanksgiving or other holiday celebrations?
- New Jersey Department of Health Guidance Outlines Protocols For Long-Term Care Facilities and Holiday Visitation
- Winter Holiday and Celebration Guidance During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Nov. 30)
- Holiday Visitation Guidance for Licensed Community Residential Settings
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- Virgin Islands
- West Virginia
This list addresses statewide guidance for Halloween, Día de los Muertos, and Fall activities during COVID-19 and does not address county or municipal guidance. Please note this list is not exhaustive of statewide actions.