A Cheerful Christmas

Carmen Cline, Staff Writer

Concerns have been growing about how the holidays will function this year, but there’s nothing to worry about! Christmas and other holidays can be celebrated even with the presence of COVID-19, Supply-Chain issues, and staffing shortages. 

  The holidays may look different due to  COVID-19 and its restrictions. However, fears can be eliminated with hope for a normal holiday season.

  An abundance of restrictions have been removed, including mask mandates. Stores have decided to remove the mandate to wear a mask inside, as well as parks and other places. Many restaurants have removed their restrictions as well. 

  Travel bans have been lifted, and people can now travel to other countries. It makes having a vacation or visiting family overseas much easier.

  “Now that the borders are open and new health and safety guidelines are in place, travel is once again high on the list for Americans who are ready to reunite with their loved ones for the holiday.” Stated Paula Twidale, Senior Vice President at AAA travel, in an article from CNBC.

  Vaccines are now widely available., and a large amount of the population has already received multiple doses of the vaccine.

This year people want to be comfortable with their families. That is the most important thing for the holidays.

  “This holiday season, sweaters are nice but what people really want is a warm embrace from family or loved ones,” said Daher, Vice Chair, U.S. Transportation, hospitality and services leader of nonattest services at Deloitte.

  Family is very important to many people, and being able to see them is important. Gatherings may resume as people become more comfortable regardless of the virus.