The coronavirus pandemic has caused a lot of disruption to our lives, and large gatherings are no exception. To protect yourself and others from the spread of Covid-19, it is important to take the necessary precautions. Vaccination is one of the most effective ways to reduce the risk of infection, but there are other steps you can take as well. Wearing a mask, avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces, and setting your location to help find nearby providers are all important steps to take.
If you must attend a large gathering, consider hosting it outdoors in a well-ventilated space. The virus that causes Covid-19 spreads more easily indoors, especially in environments with poor ventilation. Outdoor locations are safer than indoor ones as the virus is spread through respiratory droplets released into the air when talking, coughing, talking, breathing, or sneezing. In addition to hosting your event outdoors, there are other measures you can take to reduce the risk of Covid-19 spread.
Make sure to practice social distancing by keeping at least six feet apart from others. Encourage guests to wear masks and provide hand sanitizer for everyone to use. If possible, limit the number of people attending the event and ask guests to stay home if they are feeling unwell. Cone Health provides resources and information for achieving good health and maintaining your well-being.
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