As the country has begun to re-open and we transition to a new normal, the CDC has issued updated guidance for public gatherings titled "Considerations for Events and Gatherings."
This updated guidance emphasizes that "Event planners and officials can determine, in collaboration with state and local health officials, whether and how to implement these considerations, making adjustments to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the local community. Because COVID-19 virus circulation varies in communities, these considerations are meant to supplement—not replace—any state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with which gatherings must comply. Organizers should continue to assess, based on current conditions, whether to postpone, cancel, or significantly reduce the number of attendees for gatherings."
The guidance also emphasizes the importance of health habits such as discouraging people who are ill from attending public gatherings, promoting social distancing and encouraging hand hygiene.
We strongly encourage you to adhere to whatever public gathering limits have been put in place by your state and local public health officials.
Read the CDC's updated guidance here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/large-events/considerations-for-events-gatherings.html.
A link to this guidance can also be found on the “Visitations and Funerals” page of our COVID-19 Information Hub for your future reference.