For group gatherings

Group gatherings, by their nature, bring groups of people together to share the same space, indoors or outdoors, in close physical proximity to one another for a period of time, which enhance the risk of the spread of the disease. 

Individuals who are currently ill or who are at high-risk for COVID-19 should stay home and are encouraged to watch or participate through virtual means.

General Guidance

  • Encourage unvaccinated individuals to wear a mask and practice physical distancing.
  • Post signage outside any entrances to facilities that states that any attendee who has symptoms of COVID-19 should not enter.  
  • Establish a way to account for all attendees at event (e.g. sign-in sheet).
  • Require staff or volunteers to stay home if they are sick or if they report with a symptom.
  • Leave time between the end of one gathering and the beginning of the next to allow for thorough cleaning between events, in accordance with CDC cleaning and disinfection guidance.

Employee Health Guidance

  • Require employees to stay home if they are sick or if they report to work with a symptom. 
  • Unvaccinated individuals (especially those at high-risk) should continue to wear a mask in public settings and practice physical distancing.
  • Employees who are well but who have a sick family member at home with COVID-19 should notify their supervisor and follow CDC recommended precautions. CDC Guidance
  • Encourage respiratory etiquette, including covering coughs and sneezes. 
  • Require hand washing/sanitizing by workers at appropriate places within the business.

Cleaning and Disinfecting Guidance

  • Clean and disinfect all high-touch surfaces of activity areas. 
  • Consider closing for certain periods during the day for complete cleaning and disinfecting. 
  • When disposable wipes or other disinfecting products are not available, most common household disinfectants such as a 10% bleach solution, alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol and most common EPA-registered products that states it kills viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on bottle. 
  • Chlorine solutions should be prepared fresh each day. 
    • Bleach solutions and other disinfectants should be applied using a spray bottle and disposable paper towels. 
    • Treated surfaces must be allowed to air dry before next use. 

Physical Distancing Guidance

  • Businesses may continue to implement physical distance practices. Recognizing that this may be challenging, below are examples: 
    • Post signs, floor markings, etc. with clear instructions of steps employees and patrons should take to maintain physical distancing.
    • Stagger shifts and schedules for employees.
    • Post signs informing patrons of their responsibility to stay home when presenting symptoms.
    • Mark off six feet spacing for patrons standing or sitting.

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