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CDC advises Americans to celebrate safely this Easter

Easter egg hunts in the Heartland.
Easter egg hunts in the Heartland.(Pexels)
Updated: Apr. 2, 2021 at 4:11 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidelines on safe ways to celebrate religious holidays.

The CDC says the safest way to observe religious holidays is to gather virtually.

The CDC says it’s best to gather outside with people who do not live in your home.

The CDC also advises people to attend religious services virtually.

This week, the Mississippi State Health Department of Health released guidelines for faith-based gatherings. For those meeting indoors, MSDH recommends everyone over 65-years-old and anyone over 16 with a high risk medical condition be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to attending in-person worship services.

People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine.

The CDC still advises people not to travel for holidays.

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