Updated July 2, 2021
The State of Oregon has lifted most statewide COVID-19 restrictions including the number of people or households allowed at indoor and outdoor gatherings. Many of us are excited to gather safely with our loved ones but there are still many community members who have not been vaccinated yet. Here are some things you can do to gather more safely.
Gathering in a group with mixed vaccine status or where you don’t know who is vaccinated
If you aren’t certain that everyone is fully vaccinated, follow these safer gathering options:
- Outdoors is better than indoors
- If indoors, wear masks and open windows to allow for increased airflow
- Practice good prevention: wipe down surfaces and wash hands frequently
- If you are unvaccinated, wear your mask indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces
- Choose safer activities
If you are unvaccinated, the CDC has ideas for how to make gatherings safer.
How to safely gather with children
Children under 12 years of age can’t get the COVID-19 vaccine yet. If your gathering includes children, follow the same considerations as you would for a group with mixed vaccine status. Wear masks, keep distance, wash hands frequently, and gather outdoors if possible.
If you feel sick, stay home and away from others
Stay home if you:
- Have COVID-19 or symptoms
- Are waiting for COVID-19 test results
- Have been around someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days