CSAC Bulletin Article

Modified Gathering and Travel Guidance

April 8, 2021

Last week, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced changes to indoor and outdoor gathering guidance that will go into effect April 15, 2021. These modifications provide counties additional flexibility within the Blueprint for gatherings to occur with safety precautions.

Updated gathering guidance was issued for entertainment venues such as amusement parks, live events or performances, movie theaters or other similar family entertainment centers, and worship and cultural ceremonies such as weddings and funerals. The state updated its industry guidance for those venues. On amusement parks and live events details, guidance for safety recommendations for admission, entry, rides and other attractions were announced with continued prohibition for counties within the purple tier. Movie theaters and entertainment centers guidance includes capacity limitation based on proof of vaccination. Updated industry guidance can be found on the CDPH website here and an updated industry chart can be found here.

As the case and positivity rates declined, and vaccinated Californians increased, the Administration previously recommended that travel be limited to no more than 120 miles from your place of residence. That recommendation has been updated by CDPH in an announcement looking to align with CDC guidance which recommends postponing all travel and staying home. In a seemly reversal to the updates a few weeks ago on travel, Californians are now being advised to continue to avoid non-essential outside of California, eliminating the 120 miles previously referenced. Non-essential travelers from other states or countries are discouraged from entering California and should follow CDC travel guidance related to testing and self-quarantine.

CSAC will continue to monitor changes to industry guidance.

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