Posted on January 11, 2021
- The holidays are over, and we’re returning to normal life—or, what passes as normal during the time of a pandemic. Most of us are excited about the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, and hopefully we are continuing to follow the guidance of health experts to protect ourselves and others from exposure to the virus. Though the holidays are usually all about crowds and closeness, this year we were strongly advised to avoid gatherings. But experts now report that many Americans decided to risk travel and gatherings, and this has fueled a spike in cases. Many people are now learning that family and friends with whom they visited have tested positive for the virus. They might be notified by the infected person, or they might be contacted by a public health worker to inform them of the exposure.