COVID-19 is hitting Nevada hard once again. In the last two weeks, the state has averaged 1,279 cases and 7 deaths per day. Governor Steve Sisolak has urged Nevadans to stay at home except for essential purposes and to limit Thanksgiving celebrations. To help you and your family stay safe during Thanksgiving, Lerner and Rowe has put together a list of Las Vegas COVID-19 precautions for your consideration.
If Possible, Don’t Travel
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised against holiday travel. If you already have plans to travel by airplane or bus, consider canceling or postponing your trip. Traveling by airplane, bus, or other means of transportation where six feet of social distancing is not possible increases your chances of getting COVID-19.
Traveling by car with people in your household is considered much safer than methods of transportation that expose you to strangers. As with most holidays, expect increased traffic during Thanksgiving weekend and a higher potential for a car accident.
While traveling to see family and friends is a holiday tradition, the CDC says that the safest way to spend Thanksgiving is at home with the people you live with.
Avoid the Las Vegas Strip
Like most parts of the country, Las Vegas COVID-19 is rising. Despite the spike in infections and hospitalizations, Las Vegas remains a top five destination for Thanksgiving getaways. The Strip will be full of people from all over the country. Spending significant time on the Strip during Thanksgiving increases your potential exposure to the latest coronavirus strain.
If you plan on eating out for the holiday, consider these great outdoor dining options. Eating outside is safer than eating indoors due to increased airflow. If you’re coming from out of town, please note that desert evenings can get a bit chilly, so pack a light jacket. Locals don’t have to slave away in the kitchen or eat out, thanks to wonderful restaurants that offer Thanksgiving takeaway feasts.
Las Vegas COVID-19 Thanksgiving Party Checklist
Some people are determined to have Thanksgiving gatherings, despite federal and local guidelines. While a traditional Thanksgiving meal can be enjoyed, there are several things that attendees and hosts can do to make things safer for everyone. They include:
- Dining outside for maximum airflow
- Using paper plates, plastic cups, and plastic utensils
- Having ample hand sanitizer, antibacterial wipes, and masks for everyone at the party
- Keeping seats at the table six feet apart
- Taking turns at the dinner table instead of everyone eating at once
- Preparing single-serve desserts instead of using a dessert tray
- Offering condiment packets instead of everyone touching the same bottle
- Washing your hands after you’ve touched any surface
- Wearing a mask when you’re not drinking or eating
As with any holiday party, there will be more kitchen activity than normal. In addition to taking Las Vegas COVID-19 precautions, be on the lookout for anything that may cause a burn injury or electrocution injury.
Contact Lerner and Rowe
The staff at Lerner and Rowe hopes that your family has an amazing Thanksgiving. We hope that you take the latest COVID-19 surge seriously and take any precautions necessary to keep your family safe. Should anyone in your family suffer a personal injury, please contact us for immediate assistance.
Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys is available 24 hours a day — even on Thanksgiving Day. Our representatives are standing by to take your call at 702-877-1500. We’re also available through the Internet via encrypted contact form and LiveChat. Consultations are free, we do not charge fees unless your case is won, and we have successfully won millions of dollars for our clients. Don’t let the insurance companies take advantage of you during the holidays. Call Lerner and Rowe today.