Staff who are scheduled to work on a holiday and become ill will be required to bring a doctor's slip certifying their illness when they return. The holidays are a family time and staff do have families. Therefore, at these times, the visiting rule for families and friends are relaxed. This does not mean that you serve thanksgiving dinner to your ten brothers and sisters and all their children on the Group Home budget. It could mean that you have a covered dish dinner and your family comes to visit you. It could also mean, if only one or two consumers are left, that you can take them to your mother's for Christmas day while you visit with your family. Just remember to be reasonable, use your best judgment, and let a supervisor know where you can be reached in case you are needed.