CDPH announced that it would change the COVID guidelines for mega-events as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to decline across the country.
CALIFORNIA, USA – From April 1, the requirement for vaccine confirmation or evidence of negative testing for those attending indoor mega-events will be lifted and will now be a strong recommendation.
On Friday, the California Department of Public Health announced that they would change the COVID guidelines for mega-events as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are declining across the country.
According to the CDPH, indoor mega-events are those that have more than 1,000 participants, and outdoor mega-events are those that have more than 10,000 participants.
Here are the updated restrictions that apply to indoor and outdoor mega-events:
- Vaccine confirmation or evidence of a negative COVID test
- Highly recommended for indoor mega-events.
- Recommended for outdoor mega-events.
- Capacity limitations
- No restrictions on indoor or outdoor mega-events.
- Physically distanced
- No restrictions for attendees, customers and guests at indoor or outdoor mega-events.
Under the new guidance, those hosting mega-events will decide whether to require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.
“The risk of spreading COVID-19 is reduced once all parties have been vaccinated,” the CPDH said in a statement.
The state says vaccination and negative COVID-19 test results are still an important strategy to reduce COVID-19 transmission.
Read the entire updated guide from CDPH HERE.