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State issues holiday gathering guidelines amid pandemic

Posted at 7:59 AM, Nov 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-14 10:59:27-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- California state officials have issued their COVID-19 guidelines for gathering during the holidays.

With less than two weeks until Thanksgiving, the guidelines include things like physical distancing and wearing a mask when not eating or drinking.

There are specific guidelines for counties in the purple tier, like San Diego County. Counties in the purple tier are required to gather outdoors. Health officials recommend no more than three households and limiting the gathering to two hours or less.

Infectious disease specialists say the guidelines are strict, but necessary to slow the spread of the virus.

Other recommendations include having guests frequently wash their hands and having only one person serve food and beverages, with a mask on. Older and at-risk individuals are advised not to attend.

To read the full list of recommendations click here.