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Stay Safe in Social Gatherings

 
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Stay 6 feet apart

 

Social Gatherings

Social interaction is important for our mental health and well-being. At this time, we ask that you limit in-person social interaction with members of different households and follow these precautions. 

  • We strongly recommend wearing face coverings when gathering with members of other households, whether indoors or outdoors. 
  • Individuals who have any symptoms of illness, who are waiting for COVID-19 test results, or who have been identified as a close contact of someone who has COVID-19 should not attend a social gathering, whether outdoors or indoors. 

Indoor Gatherings 

  • Indoor gatherings are strongly discouraged but are permitted if they do not involve more than two households and up to a maximum of 10 people. Members of different households must maintain six feet of separation from each other. 
  • Providing air ventilation may reduce the concentration of airborne viruses indoors, but by itself will not protect people from COVID-19. 

Outdoor Gatherings 

  • Outdoor gatherings should not involve more than three households and up to a maximum of 15 people. Members of different households must maintain six feet of separation from each other. 

Exceptions apply if you are attending a sobriety or mental health support group, or if you are caring for another. Click here for Guidance for Caring for People in Their Homes

Visit COVID-19 Tips for Young People for more advice on gathering safely. 

To learn more about the symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if you’ve been exposed, see About COVID-19.

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