Places to avoid

Places to avoid:

Anytime an individual is within close proximity to someone with a coronavirus infection, there’s the potential to spread it through aerosolized droplets.

Hence why public health officials, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suggests that one must avoid and if possible, cancel mass gatherings.

A mass gathering can be defined as a planned or spontaneous event with a larger number of people (greater than 250)Or a gathering that has greater than 250 people cramped up in a place in such a confined area that increases the density of attendees which increase close person-person contact (within 6 feet), such as a concert, festival, conference, or sporting event.

At a minimal-to-moderate level of community transmission, it is recommended to: move to smaller group of people (less than 250 people) maintaining a distance of at least 6 feet.

  • If there are ways in which to significantly reduce the number of attendees. For example, for sporting events or school concerts, organizers could consider holding the event but significantly reduce the number of audience members.

• Cancel gatherings of more than 10 people for organizations that serve higher-risk populations.