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Many Will Spend Christmas Alone to Protect Others from Covid

Posted at 5:26 PM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 19:43:02-05

On any other Christmas, Carol Nichols would see all her grandchildren. This year will be different.

"I might not even see them, at all, any of them, because we're still on lockdown" says Nichols.

At Our Lady of the Oaks, she has the option for a brief outdoor visit with two people, but with family health complications and cold weather on its way the outlook isn't so good.

"It makes me feel terrible. Talking about it I'm tearing up because I really want to see all of them and I cant," she says.

After a full year of sheltering in place, Carol says everyone around her has found new ways to celebrate.

"They try and make the holidays a little better, they have Christmas carols, they have little Christmas games and stuff so that makes it nice," says Nichols, who is looking forward to the possibilities in 2021.

"My hopes for the new year is that we all take the shot. We got to be careful of course but I'll be able to see my kids a little bit better," says Nichols.