The Texas Medical Association outlines risks associated with our favorite holiday activities.


By SARA VANDEN BERGE


I don’t have to tell you that trying to enjoy the holiday festivities is a delicate balance this year when you’re trying to avoid getting sick.


This graph from the Texas Medical Association weighs the risks associated with some of our favorite things to do this time of year.

Shopping online, watching holiday movies at home with your immediate family and writing letters to Santa are among the few low risk activities you can enjoy.


But at the other end of the spectrum, attending holiday and religious gatherings, caroling with friends or shopping in malls and other packed retailers are considered moderate to high-risk.


“This information is pertinent because we’re at capacity in our local hospital and cases of Covid-19 are increasing,” Stephenville’s health authority Dr. Kelly Doggett told Beneath the Surface News. “We’ll see another increase in cases after Christmas and the New Year’s celebrations.”