As the winter holidays grow nearer, many families are mourning the loss of traditional gatherings. We have been asked to stay home to avoid increased spread of COVID-19—no travel, no visitors and no in-person contact outside your household. That said, there’s increasing talk of parents pulling kids out of school early to isolate as a family before seeing grandparents or other relatives over the holidays. This strategy is clearly not recommended (and might result in a hefty fine, depending on where you live), but since parents are saying they’re going to do it anyway, we asked the experts if it could—theoretically—be safe.
ICYMI: read my piece on Today’s Parent.