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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. 
  • Fully vaccinated people may be able to gather without masks and social distancing in specific settings. For more information, visit About COVID-19 Vaccine.
  • 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 up to a maximum of 15 people from any number of households. However, members of different households must still 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 may have a maximum of 50 people from any number of households. 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

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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