Here's some good news if you miss your family and friends coming over!
California has new social distancing guidelines that were released, and now you can have people over at your house.
But don't get too carried away because there is a limit to these gatherings.
According to the new guidelines released by the California Department of Public Health, "Gatherings that include more than 3 households are prohibited. This includes everyone present, including hosts and guests."
Want the "not-so-good-news?"
NO SINGING should be taking place at these gatherings.
But if you can't control yourself, there is a way around it.
The guidelines suggest you sing "quietly, or below the volume of a normal speaking voice."
Mandatory Requirements for All Gatherings - (SOURCE)
- Gatherings that include more than 3 households are prohibited. This includes everyone present, including hosts and guests.
- Keep the households that you interact with stable over time. By spending time with the same people, the risk of transmission is reduced.
2. Gather Outdoors
- All gatherings must be held outside.
- A gathering of no more than three households is permitted in a public park or other outdoor space.
3. Don't Attend Gatherings If You Feel Sick or You Are in a High-Risk Group
- Anyone with any COVID-19-like symptoms, must stay home and not come into contact with anyone outside their household.
4. Practice Physical Distancing and Hand Hygiene at Gatherings
- The space must be large enough so that everyone at a gathering can maintain at least a 6-foot physical distance from others at all times.
- Everyone at a gathering should frequently wash their hands with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Shared items should not be used during a gathering.
5. Wear a Face Covering to Keep COVID-19 from Spreading
- When gathering, face coverings must be worn, unless an exemption is applicable.
- People at gatherings may remove their face coverings briefly to eat or drink as long as they stay at least 6 feet away from everyone outside their own household, and put their face covering back on as soon as they are done.
6. Keep it short
- Gatherings should be two hours or less.
7. Rules for Singing, Chanting and Shouting at Outdoor Gatherings
- Singing, chanting, and shouting increase the release of respiratory droplets and are strongly discouraged.
- If you are singing or chanting, you should wear a face-covering at all times while singing or chanting.
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