The holidays will be exceptionally different this year, with smaller gatherings and some people celebrating solo. If you plan on getting together with a group of friends or family, however, the Centers for Disease Control recommends wearing a mask to protect yourself and others from potentially spreading the . That's not to say you can't be festive -- we've found several holiday-themed masks to keep your spirits up.
Wearing a cloth face mask can reduce your exposure to infectious droplets through filtration, according to the latest studies from the CDC. The include those that have multiple layers with higher thread counts.
On Friday, the US reported nearly 200,000 new COVID-19 cases -- a record high since the start of the pandemic. Even if no one in your group feels sick, it's safest to wear a face mask, maintain social distancing and keep indoor areas well ventilated. People who . A face mask will act as a barrier, helping prevent some respiratory droplets from spreading from person to person. The coronavirus spreads through droplets of breath both large and extremely small and .
Here are some masks that can show your cheer.
Thanksgiving: Nov. 26, 2020
Amazon has tons of Thanksgiving masks, from turkeys to pumpkins and fall leaves.
Etsy stores have come through with face masks to celebrate this Thanksgiving season.
Walmart has Thanksgiving masks to kick off your turkey day celebration this year.
Zazzle has tons of Thanksgiving masks the whole family will enjoy.
Hanukkah: Dec. 10-18, 2020
Amazon has a range of Hanukkah face masks to help you show your spirit this year.
Etsy offers Hanukkah face masks, including some that light up.
Zazzle has fun, colorful Hanukkah face masks to help you celebrate the Festival of Lights.
Celebrate Hanukkah this year with one of these face masks from RedBubble.
Christmas: Dec. 25, 2020
Old Navy offers Christmas face masks in a variety pack of five for $12.50.
If you're a Mickey Mouse fan, you'll want one of these Disney face masks to wear on Christmas this year.
Amazon's got you covered (literally) when it comes to Christmas face masks.
Who needs an ugly sweater when you can wear an ugly mask for Christmas? Etsy has those and tons of other holiday masks to choose from.
Kwanzaa: Dec. 26, 2020-Jan. 1, 2021
Amazon has a large selection of face masks and neck gaiters for Kwanzaa celebrations.
Check out Etsy's selection of Kwanzaa face masks.
Zazzle offers many choices for your Kwanzaa face mask.
New Year's Day: Jan. 1, 2021
Bring in the new year with one of these New Year's Day face masks from Amazon.
Say goodbye to 2020 for good with one of these New Year's Day face masks from Etsy.
Happy New Year! Bring in 2021 with this face mask from Zazzle.
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