Coronavirus Tracker: CDC Offers Public Gathering Guidelines
June 16, 2020
Current updates on association response to the global COVID-19 crisis, along with a roundup of conference, travel and business news and information.
CDC Gathering Headlines
Weeks after the World Health Organization (WHO) shared its recommendations for mass gatherings, the U.S.-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now offering the same.
The principles set out in the document, released last week, are not intended to usurp existing state or local guidelines, but offer advice on what kinds of events carry risk. The least risky events are virtual, per the CDC guidelines; more risky are small outdoor, local gatherings; riskier still are medium-sized gatherings in which social distancing is followed; most risky are large gatherings in which social distancing is not followed and attendees are not local.
“Organizers should continue to assess, based on current conditions, whether to postpone, cancel, or significantly reduce the number of attendees for gatherings,” the guidelines state.
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