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Stay Safe in Social Gatherings

wash hands often

Wash hands often

stay home when sick

Stay home when sick

stay six feet apart

Stay 6 feet apart

Social Gatherings

Social interaction is important for our mental health and well-being. We are at a point where people can start to gather in small groups. If you are hosting or attending a social gathering, follow these tips to help protect yourself and others.


Whether you are indoors or outdoors:

  • People from different households should stay at least 6 feet apart.

    Set up seating areas ahead of time that allow for space between people.

  • Wear a mask in all public indoor spaces and indoor businesses. Even in private social settings, wear a mask during times when you can’t keep at least 6 feet between people who don’t live in your household.

    Wear a mask when you arrive, when you leave, and if you have to move around among people.

  • Try to minimize sharing items and equipment with people not in your household. If you do, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol once you are done.

Remember: Stay home if you are sick and be sure to cover your cough or sneeze with your elbow or a tissue.
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