Pandemic Preparedness: Dia De los Muertos


Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is one of the many events this year that will look a bit different. Many traditional activities can put you at a higher risk for exposure to COVID-19. Dia de Los Muertos is a time for family and friends to honor the lives of loved ones that have passed. Below are some alternatives on how to celebrate while keeping yourself and those around you safe. Do not attend gatherings if you are sick or have been exposed to COVID-19.

  Low-Risk ActivitiesJoin a virtual celebration with friends and family

Create an altar for the deceased at home with the members of your household

Make and decorate masks from home with the members of your household

Prepare traditional family recipes for household members 
Moderate-Risk ActivitiesHave a small get together outdoors with a local group (<10 people) while following physical distancing guidelines and wearing cloth face coverings

Attending a parade outdoors while following physical distancing guidelines and wearing a cloth face covering

Participating in a parade where physical distancing is strictly observed.

Visit and decorate graves of loved ones with household members and be physically distanced from others. [Note: You may be able to reduce this to low risk if you go to the cemetery prior to when large celebrations would be occurring]
  High-Risk ActivitiesGoing to crowded celebrations at a cemetery

Participating in in-person, indoor gatherings with singing, dancing, and chanting

Attending parties with individuals outside your household or pod where alcohol is served. Alcohol can make it harder for you to maintain physical distancing at all times.

Attending an in-person get together with people outside of your home or “pandemic pod”

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