Safety precautions are radical acts of love this holiday season

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 26, 2020

Thank you for your commitment to Colorado’s kids

Today, we are thankful for the advocates who voted, supported, and spoke up for kids and families across Colorado this year. Particularly through these tumultuous times, the Colorado Children’s Campaign is proud to be working to ensure every chance for every child. We would not be able to do this work without your support.

In the same way that you continue to support us, we urge you to support, uplift and give to organizations with missions to center and assist native and indigenous communities in Colorado. Here are a few to start with:

What is our staff thankful for this year? 

Despite the difficulty of these times, our staff has worked hard to remain thankful by counting blessings – both big and small.  Eager to share some of them with you all, we made gratitude lists that cover everything from giggles and squeals to crocs! Find out what we are thankful for below.

Stay safe this holiday season

Now, more than ever, we are dependent on one another for our safety and the safety of our loved ones. The greatest gift you could give yourself, and your fellow Coloradans, is the gift of precaution. The rising trend of COVID-19 cases is putting the lives of Coloradans at risk and the dramatic increase in COVID19 infections is pushing our healthcare system to its limits.  If we follow tradition this holiday season – with large gatherings of family and friends – we will spread the infection even further across our communities and push our healthcare system past its ability to care for all those in need.

This year, in order to prevent catastrophic spread of the virus, please gather only with members of your immediate household and use virtual tools like Zoom to connect, catch-up and celebrate. Every choice we make now will affect the health and safety of our families, our communities, our healthcare workers and our hospital systems for weeks and months to come.

Actions you can take to help keep Colorado safe:

1.   Wear your mask. Wash your hands. Socially distance – at least 6 feet apart from individuals outside of your household

2.   Consider hosting a virtual dinner or celebration. The CO Dept of Public Health & Environment has issued Thanksgiving guidelines available on their website at https://covid19.colorado.gov/thanksgiving.

3. Add exposure notifications to your phone. This helps with contact tracing to reduce the COVID19 spread: addyourphone.com

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.