COVID-19 and the 2020 Holiday Season (Big Dinners & Parties): "…it’s not going to be a good idea to get out and mix with people who are not a part of your household.”—Dr. George Rutherford, Professor of Epidemiology at UCSF Medical Center. Bottom Line: If one sincerely and genuinely cares about one's health, one will not be getting together with anyone outside one's immediate household. Period. And one will be wearing a face mask (covering the nose).