Chanukah is a time of the year that People gather around the menorah and celebrate the 8-day holiday of Chanukah. Common activities include making potato pancakes, baking Jelly doughnuts, and playing with Chanukah gelt. While these activities are a lot of fun, they present a problem with Coronavirus.
Many of those activities involve making food, singing Chanukah songs together, and playing games that involve passing things to one another etc. These things can be dangerous when it comes to spreading disease and infection. For example – while playing Chanukah games, even if every player washes their hands very well before playing, if they touch their face (that might have respiratory droplets on it) and then they pass another person the dice – then that other person can get contaminated with infection.
That is why the Ministry of Health is trying to prevent people from getting together during Chanukah. There are talks of having a curfew around the country and maybe cancelling Chanukah vacation for kids. All of this is in the hopes of preventing a Coronavirus pandemic.
We recommend that you try to stay with your immediate family and not do so many activities with your friends and your extended family (in person).
Home activities for Chanukah
Overall, we recommend that people stay with their immediate family and not interact too much with their extended family and friends. Try to stay home and make your holiday enjoyable and keep your family members safe from infections and disease.
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