Know before you go

Staying home is the best way to reduce the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19. Every interaction you have adds to the overall risk for everyone.

Consider if you must go somewhere where other people are.

If you must go out, wear a face covering, clean your hands often, and stay 6 feet apart from anyone who doesn’t live with you.

Think about who will be there, what will be happening, and where you will be.

Questions to think about

Who will be there?

  • People over age 60 or have chronic medical conditions are at greatest risk.
  • Keep a small and stable number of people you interact with.
  • The fewer people involved, the safer. Gatherings of more than 2 households (up to 2 people total) are not permitted.
  • If you feel sick, stay home.

What will be happening?

  • It's safest when everyone wears face coverings. People may not wear them if there is food, drink, or lots of physical activity.
  • People from different households should keep at least 6 feet apart.
  • Avoid sharing any food or items. Disinfect items between use, if you must share.

Where will this take place?

  • Avoid indoor interactions with people who don't live with you. Outdoors is safest. Remember your face covering!
  • Staying 6 feet apart from others is safest.
  • You should be able to wash your hands, or carry hand sanitizer.

Plan a safer gathering

With food or drinks

With only people you do live with, up to 6 people outside.

Casual gathering without food or drinks

With one person you don’t live with.

Or with only people you do live with, up to 12 people outside.

Religious services

Outside only, up to 200 people from different households for one service at a time. No food or drinks allowed. No receptions.

Ceremonies (weddings, funerals)

Outside, up to 200 people from different households for one ceremony at a time. No food or drinks allowed. No receptions.

Political protests

Outside only, up to 200 people from different households. No food or drinks allowed.

Your event should be 2 hours or less. Always stay 6 feet apart and wear a face covering.