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CDC issues new considerations on mass gatherings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released considerations for events and gatherings.

"The more people an individual interacts with at a gathering and the longer that interaction lasts, the higher the potential risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 and COVID-19 spreading," the CDC shared in the considerations, under its guilding principles.

Here are the risk levels:

  • Lowest risk: Virtual-only activities, events, and gatherings.
  • More risk: Smaller outdoor and in-person gatherings in which individuals from different households remain spaced at least six feet apart, wear cloth face coverings, do not share objects, and come from the same local area (e.g., community, town, city or county).
  • Higher risk: Medium-sized, in-person gatherings that are adapted to allow individuals to remain spaced at least six feet apart and with attendees coming from outside the local area.
  • Highest risk: Large in-person gatherings where it is difficult for individuals to remain spaced at least six feet apart and attendees travel from outside the local area.

Read more about how to prevent the spread of disease at events and gatherings.

Johnson County continues to recommend businesses and the public follow the Governor's Ad Astra plan, currently in Phase 3.


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