Did you know that some of the most dangerous days of the year on our nation’s roadways are between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, from 2013 to 2017, more than 800 people died in alcohol-impaired crashes over the Thanksgiving weekend. With the holiday season quickly approaching, many look forward to gathering with friends and family. However, this year holidays may look and feel a little different, although some companies are stepping up to help.  For instance, Zoom is waiving their forty-minute limit for free meetings on Thanksgiving to help us all connect with family, while still staying safe.

What are your plans for the holidays? Will you be celebrating at home, visiting multiple people to drop off gifts, or meeting with loved ones virtually? No matter how you choose to spend your time, please keep safety as a top priority.

In the event of gathering with a small group of friends or family practice the following:

  • Gather in groups of five or less (it is currently the law in Hawai‘i);
  • Do not drink and drive – have a designated driver;
  • Always wear a mask around others, even family and friends (a revised mask mandate was issued last week).

We hope to see fewer cars on the road this year and look forward to celebrating in new ways.

Wishing you safe and Happy Holidays.

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