Are people allowed to gather in person?

Last Updated: 06/09/2020

Yes, attending a gathering, ceremony, or celebration is permitted as long as the event complies with the following limits on gatherings.

Indoor gatherings must be limited to 50 people or 25% of a building's capacity -- whichever number is lower. All attendees at indoor gatherings must wear face coverings and stay six feet apart.

Outdoor gatherings must be limited to 100 people and social distancing must be practiced. There are exceptions for First Amendment-protected outdoor activities, such as political protests of any persuasion or outdoor religious services, where outdoor gatherings of more than 100 people are allowed.

Additional requirements for outdoor gatherings include the following:

  • The gathering must take place entirely outdoors except for restroom use;
  • Require attendees to be six feet apart at all times, excluding immediate family members, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners;
  • Prohibit contact between attendees, and no organized or contact sports;
  • If the event is an organized gathering, the organizer should demarcate six feet of spacing in the area of the gathering to demonstrate appropriate spacing for social distancing;
  • Limit provided seating to single individuals, spaced six feet apart, and sanitized after each use;
  • Prohibit sharing of any physical items provided and require sanitization before and after each use; and
  • Require contactless pay options wherever feasible.

For more information, refer to Executive Order No. 152.

Source: Executive Order No. 142; Executive Order No. 148; Governor's Remarks; Executive Order No. 152