When you are hosting or planning a get-together, your SAFER COVID-19 plan can also include ways to keep others safer from COVID-19.
These are examples of strategies that hosts and planners can use to protect their guests.
- Tell people not to come if they are sick or if they have been around somebody with COVID-19.
- Ask guests to get a COVID-19 test before they attend the get-together.
- Ask people to wear masks.
- Choose a larger place where people can stay farther apart from each other.
- Reserve the whole space.
- Avoid planning things that involve people breathing hard, like shouting, singing, cheering, chanting, or exercising.
- Plan the get-together outdoors, or spend less time indoors.
- If you have to be indoors, open windows and doors to the outside.
- Invite fewer people.
- If you will be in a place where other people are around, like a restaurant, plan to go at a less crowded time.
- Plan a shorter get-together, including an end time.
- Skip the food and drink, or plan less time for eating and drinking.
- Avoid self-serve food or drink and shared serving utensils.
- Provide individual portions of food and drink.
- Avoid planning things that involve people touching, like dancing.
- Avoid planning activities with shared objects, like playing cards or poker chips.
- Have a place where people can wash their hands.
- In addition to a place where people can wash their hands, provide hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Host the get-together virtually, or give people the option to join virtually.
- Have the get-together less often.
- Learn about COVID-19 restrictions your area that might affect your get-together.
- Ask the place where you will hold the get-together about how they are keeping people safer from COVID-19.
- Talk to people attending your get-together about how you will keep them safer from COVID-19.
- Encourage your guests to use SAFER COVID-19.