Staying Safe While Gathering
Keep the households that you interact with stable over time. By spending time with the same people, risk of transmission is reduced. Participating in multiple gatherings with different households or groups is strongly discouraged.
Gatherings are defined as social situations that bring together people from different households at the same time in a single space or place. As defined by the State guidance, they do not require a pre-ordained guest list, and the guidance assumes that not all guests are fully vaccinated.
- For guidance relating to events with a defined guest list, see Guidance for Private Events.
- For guidance relating to fully vaccinated persons, see CDPH Guidance on COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People
- For guidance relating to prevention during gatherings, see Prevention of COVID-19 Transmission for Gatherings
Across All Tiers:
- Refer to CDPH Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Persons for restrictions on gatherings involving fully vaccinated persons.
- For gatherings that may involve performances, refer to CDPH Guidance for Indoor and Outdoor Live Events and Performances.
Marin’s Current Tier:
Orange – Moderate – Tier 3:
- Outdoor gatherings:
- Maximum of 50 people
- Indoor gatherings are strongly discouraged
Things To Remember When Gathering With Loved Ones
- Gatherings that occur outdoors are significantly safer than indoor gatherings.
- Don’t attend multiple gatherings.
Individuals in a High-Risk Group are Discouraged from Attending any Gatherings
- People at higher risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 (such as older adults and people with chronic medical conditions) are strongly urged not to attend any gatherings, especially indoor gatherings.
Practice Physical Distancing
- Provide at least 6 feet of distance (in all directions—front-to-back and side-to-side) between different households, if not all households are fully vaccinated.
Wear a Face Covering to Keep COVID-19 from Spreading
- While face coverings are removed for eating or drinking, individuals must 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 with the activity.
Keep it short
- Gatherings should be two hours or less. The longer the duration, the risk of transmission increases.
Don't Attend Gatherings If You Feel Sick
- Anyone with any COVID-19-like symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, night sweats, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, tiredness, muscle or body aches, headaches, confusion, or loss of sense of taste/smell), must stay home and avoid contact with anyone outside their household.
If Anyone In Your Household Develops COVID-19 Symptoms After Attending A Gathering:
- Get tested for COVID-19
- Notify the other attendees as soon as possible regarding the potential exposure
- Stay home as much as possible for 14 days after the gathering or until household member tests negative
- Avoid being around people who have higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19