Christmas family bubble: Angelica Co suggests allowing families to celebrate Christmas together after 14-day quarantine

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Barangay Health Workers (BHW) party-list Rep. Angelica Natasha Co said families could safely celebrate Christmas together if they self-quarantine for 14 days before they meet.

Co asked the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to provide guidelines for the physical celebration of the holidays involving families.

She said the task force may consider a “Christmas family bubble” where relatives will self-isolate for 14 days ahead of their celebration.

“This means they are able to ready and gather everything they would need, work from home, avail of their leave credits, and have an isolation room just in case anyone attending the celebrations suddenly develops COVID-19 symptoms. If they can undergo COVID-19 testing just before they enter their family’s Christmas Bubble, that would be ideal,” Co said.

The lawmaker said the IATF and families can use the NBA sports bubble as a working guide on how the “Christmas family bubble” can be done.