Girl with COVID joins Long Island family for holiday dinner by wearing plastic bubble

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Sunday, December 26, 2021
Girl with COVID wears plastic bubble, joins family for holiday dinner
Despite having COVID, Crista LaRock's sister took a seat at the head of the Christmas Eve dinner table, wrapped inside a clear plastic capsule.

NASSAU COUNTY, Long Island (WABC) -- A family from Nassau County became creative in an effort to safely include their entire family over the holiday weekend.

Crista LaRock of New Hyde Park recorded a video from the family's Christmas Eve dinner table.

Despite being stricken with COVID, LaRock's sister took a seat at the head of the table, wrapped inside a clear plastic capsule.

LaRock later wrote that the family was determined to include her sister in a way that worked for all of them.

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"My sister got COVID but we still wanted to safely include her in our holiday plans," LaRock told Storyful.

She added that everyone in the video "all live together and there were no extended family there."

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