May 6, 2021 Gatherings and Face Mask Order

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We would draw your attention to this section related to fairs and festivals:

Q: What are the gathering and capacity restrictions that apply to outdoor festivals, fairs, and parades?

A: Outdoor entertainment and recreational venues are generally limited to a total of 1,000 patrons; however, if an event organizer complies with MDHHS’s Large Outdoor Events Guidance (May 4, 2021), the event may have up to 20 persons per 1,000 square feet (including patrons, staff, vendors, performers, etc.).

Events must be designed such that groups of patrons can maintain six feet of distance from other groups at all times. Everyone – regardless of vaccination status – must remain masked at all times unless they are eating or drinking while sitting in a designated area or if the event is held outdoors and has less than 100 people.

The consumption of food or beverages is permitted only while seated in designated areas. While eating/drinking, no more than 6 people may be seated together in a group, and groups must be separated by at least 6 feet; groups may not intermingle.