COVID-19: Keep your Distance

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Keeping your distance helps stop the spread of COVID-19—science says so!

  • Stay at least 6 feet away from other people when possible.
  • Avoid gatherings of 10 or more people.
  • Stay at home as much as possible. Cancel events and avoid groups, gatherings, play dates, and nonessential appointments.

At this time, DHS does not advise large gatherings, and there is no projected timeframe available as to when this advisory would change. Event planners should work closely with local and tribal health departments and local and tribal law enforcement on any future plans and decisions.

Public health experts agree that large gatherings of people in sustained, close contact greatly increases the risk for spread of the virus among those who attend the events and to the communities these individuals return to after the event. The communal nature of such events makes it especially challenging to accommodate the physical distancing and sanitation recommendations required to slow the spread of disease. This includes but is not limited to fairs, festivals, parades, and conferences.

Resource: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Information for Event Planners and Individuals

Last Revised: November 18, 2020

 The information on this page contains Department of Health Services (DHS) recommendations, some of which may be required based on state or local orders. Please contact your local or tribal health department for more information on COVID-19 related public health orders in your community.