"Be part of the solution, don't be the vector and spread the disease," added Tseng.
- limit the amount of guests to three households
- no handshakes or hugs
- have your meal outside
- wear a mask except when eating
- stay six feet apart
"Try to maintain what has proven to work again and again by wearing your mask, social distancing and washing your hands," said Tseng.
The more vulnerable your guests, like young children and seniors, the more precautions you should take. Tseng suggests doing a dinner via zoom as a precaution.
For Christmas, the same rules should apply.
Other festive ideas, include drive-by Christmas displays with your family or host a gift exchange with friends in a park.
What about Santa? There's a safe alternative for that as well. Aimee Cruz is the founder of networking group, Moms on Maternity.
“I really think the concept of my kids, my friends’ kids, the community's kids seeing Santa is such a fun moment," said Cruz.
Starting November 22nd, for three Sunday’s, Moms on Maternity is hosting appointment based photo sessions with the big man himself.
The set-up is outside at the Kona Kai Resort and Spa on Shelter Island.
"You have to book a 15-minute time slot, so there's no line. Santa has a mask. He'll have it on the whole time unless you want him to take it off for the photo."