The Moon family, left to right, Gabriel, Joanne, Owen, and Kevin, on Christmas in 2019. Kevin will travel west to spend the holidays with Gabriel and Owen, while Joanne will remain isolated in their Bucks County home. (Courtesy of Joanne Moon)
Alone for the Holidays: How Pennsylvanians in Isolation are Coping

Many are being forced to forego holiday celebrations to ensure their own health or the health and safety of their loved ones. They are adapting traditions and trying to find other ways to connect with people they love.

St. James Lutheran Church in Gettysburg, Adams County, is prepared to welcome its congregation for outdoor services on Christmas Eve. (Courtesy of St. James Lutheran Church)
Safety in Sanctuary: How Churches and Religious Groups are Adapting Celebrations and Services

Churches across Pennsylvania are planning outdoor and virtual services for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day—and beyond—to keep their congregations safe from the coronavirus.