Keeping your distance helps stop the spread of COVID-19—science says so!
- Stay at least 6 feet away from other people when possible.
- Stay home as much as possible and avoid crowds and large gatherings.
- Those who are fully vaccinated may engage in some social situations. Learn more about what it means to be fully vaccinated.
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.