Tune In: White House Press Briefing On COVID-19 Guidelines

"It's bad, it's bad - we're working on being a best case, hopefully not a worst case - and that's what we're working towards," President Trump said in a press briefing on Monday. 

Guidelines in place: 

  • Stick to gatherings of less than 10 people. 
  • Practice social distancing.
  • CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States. Read full recommendation.
  • When there is no spread of COVID-19 in the community:
    • Encourage staff and attendees to stay home if sick.
    • Develop flexible refund policies for attendees.
    • Provide supplies that can be used to help prevent the spread of germs.
    • Consult local public health officials about your event.
    • Review considerations on when to cancel an event.
  • If there is minimal or moderate spreadpdf icon in your community:
    • Cancel events for groups of 250 people or more.
      • Alert! Starting 3/15 and for 8 weeks, CDC recommends all events of 50+ people be cancelled or held virtually. See full recommendation.
    • For organizations that serve people who are at higher risk of serious COVID-19 illness, cancel events for groups of 10 people or more.
  • If there is substantial spreadpdf icon in your community:
    • Cancel events of any size.
  • If there is a case of COVID-19 at your event:
    • Separate anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms from others until they can go home.
      • Anyone with symptoms should not take public transportation or shared rides
    • Contact local public health officials.
    • Communicate with staff and attendees about possible exposure.
    • Clean and disinfect the event space.

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