December 31

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A Quick Guide to Staying Safe While Going Out or Staying in 2021

With the coronavirus pandemic still in full swing this holiday season, it is important now more than ever to remain vigilant on how to safely celebrate with friends and family. Be sure to stay updated and educated on what eating establishments around you are in compliance with COVID-19 safety regulations as well as alternative ways to enjoy the festivities. BioPrep Solutions is dedicated to providing resources, helpful information, and guidance on what to do for the holiday season in a secure manner that reduces risk of contraction and keeping your loved ones safe! Even when dining out with friends or keeping to kid-friendly activities, we are here to provide you with methods and restaurant recommendations to help mitigate the spread of any infections. 

We want to ensure that you, your friends, family and loved ones can still have memorable experiences, while staying safe this holiday season.

Take a look at BioPrep Solutions’ top recommendations! 

Going Out Activities 

Hidden Oaks Nature Center 

7701 Royce St, Annandale, VA 22003

Located in Fairfax County, Virginia, the Hidden Oaks Nature Center is a perfect way to spend the holidays with the kids! The Nature Center is bustling with woodland trails, gardens, ponds, play areas, and live animal exhibits as well as a resource library. As a large 52-acre park, the Nature Center also leaves plenty of room for social distancing and maintaining COVID-19 regulations. 

Some fun events happening here in the New Year can be found HERE!

Ellanor C Lawrence Park 

5040 Walney Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151

The Ellanor C Lawrence Park boasts 650 acres full of wildlife exploration, hands-on activities for children, pollinator gardens, and a fascinating cultural history. This December, you can check out their special holiday events and activities in a safe manner and spend invaluable time with your loved ones this festive season! A great event going on is their Family Outdoor Exploration program, which can be customized to cater to your families specific interests. 

Some fun events happening here in the New Year can be found HERE!

If you decide to venture out to D.C., but don’t want to stay long, here are some great restaurants that offer pick up and delivery for you to take home or enjoy while viewing the sights of the nation’s capital!

Bambu Restaurant

5101 MacArthur Blvd NW

Washington, DC 20016-3315

Tel: (202)-364-3088

Available for Pickup and Delivery 

This Asian fusion restaurant is a great place to visit if looking to eat local. They have switched to entirely takeout and have been following the Districts COVID guidelines. They serve Thai, Chinese and Japanese food so there is something for everyone!

http://bambudc.com/

Cuba Libre Restaurant

801 9th St. NW 

Washington, DC 20001 

(202) 408-1600

Available for Pickup and Delivery 

Cuba Libre is a great option for some fun outdoor dining experience. They are having Campfire Cabins, a secluded take on outdoor seating available until January 6th. The Cabins are reserved online, equipped with a fire pit and seats 6 people. We recommend warming up with their churros con chocolate and campfire drinks like hot apple cider! 

http://www.cubalibrerestaurant.com/en/washington/

Letena Restaurant

3100 14TH ST NW, 

Washington, DC 20010

Available for Pickup and Delivery 

If you’re in the mood for authentic Ethopian food, look no further than Letena. They have an extensive farm to table selection with options for vegetarian and vegans too! Their veggie samplers and Lentil Samosas are great dishes to take home and share with your whole family. 

https://letenadc.com/

At Home Activities 

Being away from your friends and family is not easy, especially during the holiday season. These are some ways you can connect with others through at home and virtual activities! 

Virtual game nights through Zoom is a great way to connect with your family and friends across the country. These are all games that are family friendly and are easily accessible through your computers and mobile devices!

 

Skribbl.io If you’re a master at Pictionary, this game is for you! Skribbl.io is a free online Pictionary game where you can create your own party and play. It is completely free, fun and you can even custom your own words! Use this link for a fun game night of Pictionnary. Skribbl.io (https://skribbl.io/)

Among Us This is a free app that is available for Apple and Android. Each person will be assigned as a crewmate or imposter. Your job is to figure out who the imposter is in your group before the imposter kills the remaining crewmates. 

Jackbox Game This is a virtual game that you can play through Zoom! It costs around $30, depending on what pack of games you choose. It comes with a variety of different games that are entertaining and easily accessible through any platform like Zoom, gaming systems, or Twitch. (https://www.jackboxgames.com

If you are looking for adult friendly ways to have fun with your friends, then you can order cocktail kits! These kits give you the exact ingredients you need to build the perfect cocktail for your evening. Video chat with your friends and make cocktails together! 

Here are some places where you can get curbside pickup or get it delivered to you! 

Columbia Room in DC http://columbiaroomdc.com/ 

ANXO DC https://store.anxodc.com/ (This company also delivers to 44 states across the country) 

Aslin Beer Company https://www.aslinbeer.com/ 

As the winter holidays continue to come and go, you may be feeling as though options to make life feel “normal” are running slim. It may feel as though it’s getting harder to keep kids entertained, activities are becoming repetitive or nothing feels new and exciting anymore. As the country continues to be challenged with the presence of this virus (COVID-19), it’s important now more than ever to remain vigilant and prioritize health, safety and wellbeing for yourself and for all. 

BioPrep Solutions is happy to provide these resources to bring excitement and safe “normalcy” to you and/or your family’s life. Our suggestions will not only aim at keeping you safe, but enjoying the experiences! We hope you find some fun to keep you connected and entertained during this time! 

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