According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Attending gatherings to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day increases your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. The safest way to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day this year is to gather virtually, with people who live with you, or outside and at least 6 feet apart from others.” They offer the following ideas to celebrate the holiday more safely:
- Decorate your home in Saint Patrick’s Day colors, shamrocks, and leprechauns.
- Celebrate by making Irish–inspired recipes.
- Have an outdoor neighborhood Saint Patrick’s Day celebration with everyone at least 6 feet apart and wearing masks.
- Watch a virtual Saint Patrick’s Day celebration.
If you plan to celebrate with others, outdoors is safer than indoors.