General Public Gatherings and Events

General public and private gatherings of no more than 10 people may take place, if the square footage of the facility and/or space allows for 6-foot distancing of all participants. If the event organizer and/or facility can demonstrate compliance via a written plan with the provisions below, gatherings may be approved, not to exceed 50 people. General gatherings include but are not limited to, community events, civic activities, gatherings in public places, parties, or any similar event that brings 10 or more people together.

With the approval of the event plan by the health department, gatherings of up to 50 may be allowed if all of the following provisions can be met.

  • Detailed plans on the space or area used for the gathering or event and controls that will be implemented to maintain 6 feet distancing requirements;
  • Face coverings must be required and plans should outline how the requirement will be communicated to participants and enforced during the event; 
  • The plan must include methods used to register attendees so that contact tracing may occur if necessary; 
  • Susceptible populations will be strongly recommended to refrain from participating in any public gathering during the Safer at Home phase;

General Gatherings- complete this form

CDC Considerations for Events and Gatherings

Life-Rites Gatherings

Life Rites ceremonies and events include but are not limited to weddings, funerals, graduations, baptisms, bris ceremonies, and other religious ceremonies that primarily bring together families and households. Venues that hold these types of gatherings must follow the Life-Rite Venue guidance and request approval to operate by submitting this form. 

Life Rites Gatherings Request- Venues

Indoor and Outdoor Events

As of June 18, 2020, Colorado's Safer at Home order allows for indoor and outdoor events to occur in a limited capacity and with safety measures in place to minimize the spread of COVID-19. This guidance applies to receptions and events that are not covered in other guidance, concerts, indoor markets, indoor malls, non-critical auctions, indoor performance theaters, trade shows, or other indoor venues not covered in other guidance documents. This guidance does not apply to weddings, funerals, and other life rite events

Venues must submit their reopening/event plans to the Larimer County Health Department for approval, using this form. A site map on the space (stage and seating areas, lobbies, restrooms, box office, will-call, backstage, rehearsal areas, etc.) and controls that will be implemented to maintain 6 feet distancing requirements should be included.

Indoor Events - Guidance and Checklist

Outdoor Events - Guidance and Checklist

Vendor Event Distancing Requirements

Vendor Event Layout Example

Precautions for attending gatherings of any size

If you are planning to attend any social gathering of any size, take precautions to lower the chances of getting sick yourself or spreading respiratory illness to others.

  • Stay home if you are not feeling well
  • Avoid others who are sick
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with a sleeved arm or a tissue
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol is also effective against COVID-19
  • Wear a cloth face covering to the greatest extent possible
Level of Risk Description
Highest Large in-person gatherings where it is difficult for individuals to remain spaced at least 6 feet apart and attendees travel from outside the local area.
Higher Medium-sized in-person gatherings that are adapted to allow individuals to remain spaced at least 6 feet apart and with attendees coming from outside the local area.
More Smaller outdoor and in-person gatherings in which individuals from different households remain spaced at least 6 feet apart, wear cloth face coverings, do not share objects, and come from the same local area (e.g., community, town, city, or county).
Lowest Virtual-only activities, events, and gatherings.

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