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Updated Guidance on Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings

Posted on June 17, 2020 by hbrooks


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Yesterday, the governor issued Executive Order 7ZZ, which makes modifications to previous executive orders to allow for today’s Phase 2 reopening efforts (click here to learn more about which sectors are able to expand operations today). The state has also released new guidance on indoor and outdoor gatherings to be implemented using the following timeline:

Effective June 17:

  • Indoor private gatherings – 25 people
  • Outdoor gatherings – 100 people
  • Outdoor event venues (e.g. amphitheaters, race tracks) – 25% of fire capacity and distancing (consistent with outdoor amusement parks)

Effective July 3:

  • Indoor private gatherings – 25 people
  • Outdoor private gatherings – 100 people, one time exception for graduations at 150 people
  • Outdoor organized gatherings (e.g. fireworks, concerts in municipal parks) – 15 feet of space blanket to blanket, cap of 500 people; event organizer responsible for compliance with guidance
  • Outdoor event venues (e.g. amphitheaters, race tracks) – 25% of fire capacity and distancing

Effective mid-July (date to be determined):

  • Indoor private gatherings – 50 people
  • Outdoor private gatherings (including graduations) – 250 people
  • Outdoor organized gatherings (e.g. fireworks, concerts in municipal parks) – 15 feet of space blanket to blanket, no cap; event organizer responsible for compliance with guidance
  • Outdoor event venues (e.g. amphitheaters, race tracks) – 50% of fire capacity and distancing

As a reminder, the state maintains a page with the latest COVID-19 guidance. I encourage you to check the site regularly as it is frequently updated.