Whitehouse Centers for Disease Control and Prevention US Department of Homeland Security - Federal Emergency Management Agency

Do I need to cancel an event if there are confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the community?

If there is minimal or moderate spread of COVID-19 in the community, CDC recommends cancelling an:

  • event that includes 250 people or more.
  • event likely to have 10 or more people who are at higher risk of serious COVID-19 illness. This includes older adults and people with underlying health problems such as lung or heart disease and diabetes.

If there is substantial spread of COVID-19 in the community, CDC recommends cancelling events of any size. See guidance for definitions of minimal, moderate, and substantial spread.

Last updated August 19, 2020
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Preventionlinks to external site

See also: Activities, events, and gatherings