October 22, 2020
Common sense urged in private outdoor gatherings
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - New guidance from the California Department of Public Health states private outdoor gatherings of people from three (or fewer) households are now compliant with State health orders. Gatherings of individuals from more than three households are still not allowed with the State orders.

“Let’s face it, at this point into the pandemic, there’s a certain degree of common sense that goes into practice after so many months of living with these guidelines,” San Bernardino County Supervisor’s Chairman Curt Hagman said.

Following are some of the specific guidelines issued by the State:

- Gatherings limited to outdoors to be in compliance with State health orders, gatherings must be held outside, and may occur in outdoor spaces that are covered by umbrellas, canopies, roofs or other shade structures as long as three sides of the space (or 75%) are open to the outdoors.

- Individuals at high risk, and those feeling sick, should not attend People experiencing any COVID-19-related symptoms (e.g., fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, tiredness, headaches, loss of sense of taste/smell), must remain at home.

- Continue practicing physical distancing and wash hands frequently. The space for any gatherings are to be large enough to permit attendees to maintain adequate social distance.
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