As the pandemic wears on and the summer weather turns ever more glorious, the temptation to gather with friends and relatives only grows stronger. But with COVID-19 cases continuing to rise across Washington State, it is more important than ever to follow a few basic rules about social engagements. Every time we talk, laugh, cough or sneeze, we may be spreading the virus, even if we don’t have any symptoms or know we have COVID-19.
- As a household, limit your gatherings to only five people or fewer from outside your home each week, whether they are friends or family. The smaller the gathering, the safer it is. Only participate in one or two social gatherings a week.
- Your household can meet with a new group of five the following week or meet again with the same five. Pick your five in a way that works for you each week.
- You can meet indoors or outdoors, but outdoors is safer.
- Wear a mask if you can’t maintain 6 feet of distance, even if you’re outdoors. If you meet indoors, wear a mask at all times and open doors and windows to increase air flow if it is safe to do so.
- The key is to keep your household’s social circle small and only occasionally gather with your circle. Your household includes everyone you live with, whether that’s just you, your family of five, or you and several roommates.
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Ready for a 🔥 weekend but confused about what is safe to do? ✨Make sure you’re gathering safely with a couple simple rules✨ ⚖️Weighing the risks of different activities makes for a safer gathering for everyone. 🎉The same activity can have different risk levels depending on if it’s indoor or outdoor, the number of people and what actions you take. ~ ¿Están listos para este fin de semana 🔥 pero confundidos acerca de lo que es seguro hacer durante COVID-19? ✨ Asegúrense de reúnirse de manera segura con dos reglas simples ✨ ⚖️ Evaluando los riesgos de diferentes actividades hace que la reunión sea más segura para todos. 🎉 La misma actividad puede tener diferentes niveles de riesgo según la cantidad de personas. Cuantas menos personas y menos tiempo pasen juntos, más seguro será.
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Ready for a 🔥 weekend but confused about what is safe to do?— Public Health – Seattle & King County (@KCPubHealth) August 14, 2020
✨Make sure you’re gathering safely with a couple simple rules✨
⚖️Weighing the risks of different activities makes for a safer gathering for everyone.
⏲️The less time you spend together, the lower the risk. pic.twitter.com/RVO6druN9F
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