Published on November 22, 2021
Did you know Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires? The number of home fires triple on Thanksgiving.
The Culver City Fire Department encourages you to be safe when preparing your holiday meal. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:
Review additional fire safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association
Many generations often gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, so think about everyone’s risk for COVID-19. Take extra precautions if there are people who are not fully vaccinated and/or who are at a higher risk of getting severe disease if they get infected (such as older adults and those with certain medical conditions). If everyone attending is fully vaccinated, the risk of the COVID-19 virus being transmitted is significantly reduced. The safest option is to gather-in person only with members of your household and to celebrate virtually with other family and friends. Consider this option if you have loved ones who have weak immune systems or who are not fully vaccinated and at high risk of severe COVID-19 disease.
For the many people wishing to celebrate in-person, the suggestions below provide added layers of protection. Use your good judgment to reduce the risk of COVID-19 among your family and friends. Remember that COVID-19 spreads more easily in:
On Thanksgiving (Or When Your Gathering Begins)
Thank you for helping to reduce the risk of COVID-19 for family, friends, and everyone in the community. Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!
To find a free COVID-19 vaccine near you, visit the LA County Department of Public Health’s website or call the Public Health Vaccine Call Center at (833) 540-0473, open daily 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM. No appointment is needed at many locations and free transportation may be available. You do not need insurance and you will not be asked about your immigration status. In-home vaccination is available for people who are home-bound.