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    Thanksgiving, California style

    Mandatory Requirements for All Gatherings
    All persons planning to host or participate in a private gathering, as defined above, must comply with the following requirements. Local health jurisdictions may be more restrictive than this guidance. Refer to your local guidance for what is allowed in your area.

    1. Attendance
    Gatherings that include more than 3 households are prohibited. This includes everyone present, including hosts and guests. Remember, the smaller the number of people, the safer.
    Keep the households that you interact with stable over time. By spending time with the same people, risk of transmission is reduced. Participating in multiple gatherings with different households or groups is strongly discouraged.
    The host should collect names of all attendees and contact information in case contact tracing is needed later.

    2. Gather Outdoors
    Gatherings that occur outdoors are significantly safer than indoor gatherings. All gatherings must be held outside. Attendees may go inside to use restrooms as long as the restrooms are frequently sanitized.
    Gatherings may occur in outdoor spaces that are covered by umbrellas, canopies, awnings, roofs, and other shade structures provided that at least three sides of the space (or 75%) are open to the outdoors.
    A gathering of no more than three households is permitted in a public park or other outdoor space, even if unrelated gatherings of other groups up to three households are also occurring in the same park or other outdoor space. If multiple such gatherings are occurring, mixing between group gatherings is not allowed. Additionally, multiple gatherings of three households cannot be jointly organized or coordinated to occur in the same public park or other outdoor space at the same time – this would constitute a gathering exceeding the permitted size.

    3. Don't Attend Gatherings If You Feel Sick or You Are in a High-Risk Group
    Anyone with any COVID-19-like symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, night sweats, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, tiredness, muscle or body aches, headaches, confusion, or loss of sense of taste/smell), must stay home and not come into contact with anyone outside their household.
    Anyone who develops COVID-19 within 48 hours after attending a gathering should notify the other attendees as soon as possible regarding the potential exposure.
    People at higher risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 (such as older adults and people with chronic medical conditions) are strongly urged not to attend any gatherings.

    4. Practice Physical Distancing and Hand Hygiene at Gatherings
    For any gatherings permitted under this guidance, the space must be large enough so that everyone at a gathering can maintain at least a 6-foot physical distance from others (not including their own household) at all times.
    Seating must provide at least 6 feet of distance (in all directions—front-to-back and side-to-side) between different households.
    Everyone at a gathering should frequently wash their hands with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. A place to wash hands or hand sanitizer must be available for participants to use.
    Shared items should not be used during a gathering. As much as possible, any food or beverages at outdoor gatherings must be in single-serve disposable containers. If providing single-serve containers is not possible, food and beverages must be served by a person who washes or sanitizes their hands frequently, and wears a face covering. Self-serve items from communal containers should not be used.

    5. Wear a Face Covering to Keep COVID-19 from Spreading
    When gathering, face coverings must be worn in accordance with the CDPH Guidance on the Use of Face Coverings (PDF), unless an exemption is applicable.
    People at gatherings may remove their face coverings briefly to eat or drink as long as they stay at least 6 feet away from everyone outside their own household, and put their face covering back on as soon as they are done with the activity.
    Face coverings can also be removed to meet urgent medical needs (for example, to use an asthma inhaler, take medication, or if feeling light-headed).

    6. Keep it short
    Gatherings should be two hours or less. The longer the duration, the risk of transmission increases.

    7. Rules for Singing, Chanting, and Shouting at Outdoor Gatherings
    Singing, chanting, shouting, and physical exertion significantly increases the risk of COVID-19 transmission because these activities increase the release of respiratory droplets and fine aerosols into the air. Because of this, singing, chanting, and shouting are strongly discouraged, but if they occur, the following rules and recommendations apply:
    All people who are singing or chanting should wear a face covering at all times while singing or chanting, including anyone who is leading a song or chant. Because these activities pose a very high risk of COVID-19 transmission, face coverings are essential to reduce the spread of respiratory droplets and fine aerosols;
    People who are singing, shouting, chanting, or exercising are strongly encouraged to maintain physical distancing beyond 6 feet to further reduce risk.
    People who are singing or chanting are strongly encouraged to do so quietly (at or below the volume of a normal speaking voice).
    Instrumental music is allowed as long as the musicians maintain at least 6-foot physical distancing. Musicians must be from one of the three households. Playing of wind instruments (any instrument played by the mouth, such as a trumpet or clarinet) is strongly discouraged.

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    Site Supporter Zincwarrior's Avatar
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    Nothing about shutting up the crazy uncle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zincwarrior View Post
    Nothing about shutting up the crazy uncle?
    I'm tired of your Biden bashing (joke)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleLebowski View Post
    I'm tired of your Biden bashing (joke)

    Hey, if I had siblings I'd be the crazy uncle!

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    Old man yelling at cloud OlongJohnson's Avatar
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    "carbine-infested rural (and suburban) areas"
    Not another dime.

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    2. Gather Outdoors
    <SNIP> Attendees may go inside to use restrooms as long as the restrooms are frequently sanitized.
    I for one, thank our Munificent Overlords for this generous allowance.
    -All views expressed are those of the author and do not reflect those of the author's employer-

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    happy sharps enabler Totem Polar's Avatar
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    The brass in CA are going to hate Totem Polar’s traditional Thanksgiving interstate jiu-jitsu musical, then.

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    Is it cool if I invite like two or three hundred people to the park for Turkey, Thanksgiving, and then rioting and burning the place down? Deep frying a turkey is a great way to set something ablaze!

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    What’s sad is large numbers of people will obey this, and there are cops who will enforce it. They could have my badge before I would stoop that low. I’ve never even wrote a seat belt ticket, and this is infinitely more criminal than that.

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    Site Supporter Balisong's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by rd62 View Post
    Is it cool if I invite like two or three hundred people to the park for Turkey, Thanksgiving, and then rioting and burning the place down? Deep frying a turkey is a great way to set something ablaze!
    As long as everyone kneels for 8 minutes you can do whatever you want with as large a group as you want. Covid is only an issue if it's strictly a gathering to socialize and eat food.

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