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Risk Considerations for Gatherings

Weighing the Risks of Social Gatherings

The safest option is to postpone visits during this risky time. If that’s not possible, then what should you consider to be sure to keep COVID-19 off the guest list?

The risk stratifying table below might help with attending and/or planning an event. It is by no means all-inclusive and as in real life, many factors will fall into gray zones. Use it as a guide to determine how many of your “exposure points” you will be spending and if
you are comfortable with the risk.

Risk Considerations for Gatherings: In summary, small and shorter gatherings with less interactions are safer. Consider ventilation (outside and virtual gatherings are the safest). Check if safety provisions are taken and enforced.

Remember, no activity is zero risk. Our own choices impact others around us; make wise ones. It is important to take everyday precautions to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Stay home if you are sick. Do not participate in activities if you are sick. Wear a mask, keep a safe distance from others, and wash your hands frequently (or use hand sanitizer).