While we are still pushing for increases to 100 outside and 25 inside, the state has launched new sets of Outdoor & Indoor Guidelines for Events to help the industry. Some highlights of these guidelines include:
Events in tents are allowed to place one flap down at all times. If inclement weather occurs, a total of three flaps can be down. Once inclement weather passes, flaps must be lifted immediately.
• For indoor events, performers/talent must wear a mask when they are performing and remain at least 6 ft away from the general public. Musical vocalists are not allowed to perform indoors
• Commonly shared items (e.g. microphones) will be cleaned and disinfected frequently
While dancing at major life events is allowed, coming into close contact with others does pose a health risk. Dancing within 6 ft of another individual is strongly discouraged with the exception of family members, dates and individuals from the same household. For events that have dancing, it is strongly recommended to provide a guest list with phone numbers to local public health upon request for contact tracing purposes.
BUFFETS/FOOD STATIONS (ONLY ALLOWED DURING EVENTS)
Employee-staffed buffets and food-stations are allowed, provided only staff are touching utensils and serving attendees. Employees serving and attendees going through the buffet must wear face coverings. Only one table should be called up at a time.
PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES AND DRINKS
Passed hors d’oeuvres and drinks are allowed for events, as long as the employees pass the food and drinks directly to the customers.
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