Where can you hold events?

See updated regulations for events, per US state and Canadian province.
Last update July 25, 2021
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Gatherings of any size are permitted.

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On May 24, Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill banning vaccine passports statewide. The state's Safer Apart order, which curtailed certain public gatherings, expired on May 31. The state's mask mandate and all capacity restrictions have been lifted.
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Gathering restrictions vary across the state, so research your destination before planning an event.

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Alaska entered phase three of Gov. Mike Dunleavy's "Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan" on May 22, 2020, allowing most businesses to reopen at full capacity. Large gatherings are permitted in the state, but some cities have implemented additional restrictions. In Juneau, indoor events should be limited to the number of participants that will allow social distancing if nonvaccinated individuals are present. Those who are not fully vaccinated must wear a mask indoors. Alaska has no testing requirements for travelers. However, it is recommended that nonvaccinated travelers test prior to travel or get tested at one of the primary ports of entry. As of June 1, all visitors are eligible to receive a free Covid-19 vaccine in Alaska, including at participating airports.
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Gatherings of any size are permitted.

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Vaccine passports are banned in Arizona. Gov. Doug Ducey lifted occupancy restrictions on restaurants, bars and theaters on March 5. On March 25, Arizona's businesses were authorized to resume normal operations. All mandatory restrictions have now been transitioned to recommendations. The Arizona Department of Health Services has developed a detailed list of Covid-safety recommendations for private events.
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All even restrictions have been lifted.

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On Feb. 26, Gov. Asa Hutchinson lifted restrictions on restaurants, bars and large venues, allowing them to resume operations at full capacity. In addition, indoor and outdoor venues are no longer required to submit event plans to the Arkansas Department of Health for approval. Both local and state governments are prohibited from requiring proof of vaccination, including vaccine passports.
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Gatherings are allowed for up to 5,000 people indoors. Proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test is required for larger indoor events. It is recommended, but not required, for outdoor events with more than 10,000 people.

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The California Department of Public Health fully reopened the state on June 15, ending almost all capacity, social-distancing and mask requirements. Venues can host events of up to 5,000 people indoors. In order to host larger indoor gatherings, all attendees must be tested or provide proof of vaccination. It is recommended that event organizers also require proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test for outdoor gatherings of more than 10,000 people. The state will reassess its gathering guidelines by Sept. 1.
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Gathering restrictions vary by county.

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Colorado's dial framework of Covid-19 restrictions expired on April 16, and counties can now set their own Covid-19 measures. In Denver, there are no capacity limits or restrictions on outdoor events. Indoor events with more than 2,000 people must be approved by the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment.
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Capacity restrictions for gatherings have been lifted. Unvaccinated people must still wear a mask at indoor events.

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Gov. Ned Lamont lifted most business restrictions on May 19. Masks are not required to be worn outdoors, but unvaccinated people must continue to wear masks indoors. Reopening guidelines can be found on the state's official website.
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While gatherings of up to 250 people are permitted, the Delaware Emergency Management Agency and the Division of Public Health are authorized to cancel gatherings for public-health reasons. For larger events, planners must seek approval from the Delaware Division of Public Health.

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Gov. John Carney raised gathering limits to 250 people on May 21. Event organizers who wish to host an indoor gathering with more than 250 people must submit a plan to the state's Division of Public Health for approval. Capacity restrictions have been lifted for restaurants, stores and other businesses.
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All meeting capacity limits have been lifted.

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Mayor Muriel Bowser lifted most restrictions on May 21, including capacity limits for meetings, restaurants and museums. Bars and nightclubs remain limited to 50 percent capacity, and large sports and entertainment venues must continue to follow a waiver process. On June 11, all remaining Covid-19 restrictions in Washington, D.C., will be lifted. Residents and visitors will still be required to follow the CDC's mask guidance. Destination DC shares the latest reopening details on its website.
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Gatherings of all sizes are allowed.

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Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order on May 3 that suspends all local Covid-19 restrictions, including mask mandates. Businesses, however, still can require patrons to wear face coverings. On April 2, DeSantis signed a law that prohibits the use of vaccine passports, making Florida one of the first states to do so. Florida entered phase three of reopening on Sept. 25, 2020. Bars and restaurants are allowed to operate at full capacity when following social-distancing protocols. While there are no restrictions on gathering sizes, event organizers are encouraged to follow guidelines from the state's health department.
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There are no capacity limits or restrictions for events.

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Vaccine passports are banned in Georgia. Covid-19 restrictions have been eliminated for restaurants, bars, conventions, live venues and most other businesses.
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Events are permitted up to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors. On July 8, capacities will increase to 25 people indoors and 75 people outdoors.

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Hawaii has implemented vaccine passports and will drop its testing and 10-day quarantine rules for fully vaccinated travelers from the mainland U.S. on July 8. Interisland travel restrictions ended on June 15. The latest travel information can be found on the state's Safe Travel program website. Gathering restrictions are also expected to ease on July 8. The limit for indoor meetings will be raised from 10 people to 25, while outdoor gathering capacities will increase from 25 guests to 75.
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Gatherings of any size are permitted.

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Idaho is in the final stage of Gov. Brad Little's four-phase reopening plan. Gatherings of any size are permitted. Event organizers are encouraged to implement physical distancing and safety protocols.
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Events of all sizes can resume.

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On June 11, Illinois entered the fifth and final phase of its Restore Illinois reopening plan. All capacity limits have been lifted for bars, restaurants, venues and other businesses. The city of Chicago has also fully reopened.
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Gathering restrictions are now set by regional health officials.

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As of April 6, all decisions about venue capacity and social-gathering restrictions are in the hands of local officials. Also on this date, the state's face-covering mandate became a mask advisory. Gov. Holcomb has banned vaccine passports in the state of Indiana.
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There are no limits on gathering sizes.

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Gov. Kim Reynolds lifted the state's mask mandate and other Covid-19 restrictions on Feb. 7. There are no limits on gathering sizes. In May, Reynolds signed a bill banning government entities, private businesses and public venues from requiring vaccine passports.
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Restrictions on gathering capacities differ depending on the county.

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The statewide mask mandate was revoked on March 31. Gathering restrictions are set by individual counties.
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Gatherings of any size are permitted.

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Kentucky fully reopened on June 11, ending capacity limits and its mask mandate.
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There are no capacity limits in most of the state. In New Orleans, gatherings are capped at 250 people indoors and 500 people outdoors. Organizers who wish to host a larger event must meet certain criteria.

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Gov. John Bel Edwards eliminated capacity restrictions for bars, live music venues, convention centers and other large venues on May 26. Local governments, however, have the power to maintain tighter restrictions. As of May 28, New Orleans is in a modified phase-three stage of reopening. Bars, restaurants and museums can operate at 100 percent capacity, but some restrictions remain for gatherings. Events are generally limited to 250 people indoors and 500 people outdoors. Larger indoor events can take place at 50 percent capacity without masks and social distancing, at 100 percent capacity with masks required, or at 100 percent capacity without masks if proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test is provided. Larger outdoor events can take place at 75 percent capacity without masks and social distancing, at 100 percent capacity with masks required, or at 100 percent capacity without masks if proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test is provided.
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There are no limits on gathering sizes.

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Gov. Janet Mills lifted capacity limits and physical-distancing requirements on both indoor and outdoor gatherings on May 24 under the Moving Maine Forward Plan.
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Gatherings of any size are permitted.

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Effective May 15, Gov. Larry Hogan ended the statewide mask mandate and lifted all capacity restrictions on outdoor entertainment, art and sports venues, and indoor entertainment venues and conventions. Capacity limits on restaurants, bars and casinos also have been terminated.
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All gathering limits and restrictions have been lifted.

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Massachusetts lifted all Covid-19 restrictions on May 29. The gathering limit has been rescinded and all industries, including casinos, are able to operate at full capacity. Face coverings still are required on public transportation.
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There are no limits on gathering sizes.

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ended all Covid-19 restriction on businesses and gatherings on June 22. In addition, face masks are no longer required.
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Gatherings of any size are permitted.

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All statewide Covid restrictions were terminated on May 28, including capacity limits and distancing requirements. The mask mandate has also been lifted.
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Meeting venues can operate at full capacity with no restrictions.

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On March 3, Gov. Tate Reeves lifted Mississippi's mask mandate and increased capacities for all businesses to 100 percent. There are no restrictions on gatherings.
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The state permits gatherings of any size, although some counties might have additional restrictions.

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There are no statewide Covid-19 restrictions. Gov. Mike Parson signed a bill on June 15 that limits the duration of local restrictions and bans local governments from requiring proof of vaccination to use public facilities and transportation.
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The state permits gatherings of any size.

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The statewide mask mandate was lifted on Feb. 12, along with capacity restrictions on businesses. There are no statewide limits on gatherings, although event organizers are advised to manage the event in a way that accommodates the CDC's gathering guidelines.
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There are no limits on gathering sizes.

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Nebraska is in the green phase of reopening, with no restrictions on bars or restaurants. Indoor and outdoor gatherings are allowed at 100 percent capacity.
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All gathering restrictions have been lifted.

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Nevada fully reopened on June 1. The statewide social-distancing restrictions have been removed and fully vaccinated people are no longer required to wear masks in accordance with CDC guidance. All capacity limits and restrictions on large gatherings have been lifted. The Nevada Gaming Control Board also rescinded Covid-19 measures on June 1, allowing casinos to operate at 100 percent capacity.
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Gatherings of all sizes are permitted.

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As of May 8, all Covid-19 restrictions and guidance have been replaced with Universal Best Practices for individuals and businesses. The state’s mask mandate has also been lifted.
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All restrictions have been removed.

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Gov. Phil Murphy lifted the state's indoor mask mandate for public spaces and eliminated the social-distancing requirement for both indoor and outdoor spaces on May 28. Gathering limits were eliminated on June 4.
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All counties in the state are currently at the turquoise level of restrictions, which allows for mass gatherings of up to 150 people. On July 1, events of all sizes will be allowed.

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New Mexico will retire its color-coded system of Covid-19 restrictions and fully reopen on July 1. All businesses across the state will be able to operate at 100 percent capacity, and all limitations on gatherings will be lifted.
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Most gathering restrictions have been lifted. However, some measures remain for large indoor event venues that can host more than 5,000 people.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo lifted most Covid-19 restrictions on June 15. Capacity limits and social-distancing requirements are no longer required for businesses. Some restrictions remain for large indoor event venues that can hold more than 5,000 attendees. In order to eliminate social distancing and remove masks, guests must show proof of vaccination. Unvaccinated individuals are required to present a recent negative Covid-19 test and wear a mask within the venue. Social distancing can be reduced or eliminated between tested attendees, so that venues can operate at 100 percent capacity. The state's Excelsior Pass is a digital app that can be used to safely store and verify proof of vaccination.
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There are no limits on gathering sizes and events do not need to follow social-distancing rules.

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Gov. Roy Cooper lifted all mass-gathering and social-distancing requirements on May 14. The state's mask mandate has also been removed for most indoor indoor settings, although face coverings are still required in some places, such as public transportation.
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Gatherings of all sizes are permitted.

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There are no statewide business or gathering restrictions. The North Dakota Department of Health has adopted mask guidance from the CDC, so fully vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear face coverings indoors or outdoors.
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All restrictions have been removed.

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Gov. Mike DeWine ended all Covid-19 health orders on June 2. Capacity restrictions, social-distancing requirements and the statewide mask mandate have all been lifted.
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There are no statewide restrictions on gatherings.

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An executive order issued by Gov. Kevin Stitt on March 12 lifted all statewide restrictions on events and residents. Major cities, including Oklahoma City and Tulsa, have ended local health orders that required face coverings in public.
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Gathering restrictions vary by county.

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Gov. Kate Brown plans to lift most Covid-19 restrictions once 70 percent of residents receive their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. Business and gathering restrictions currently vary by county, depending on a four-tiered system.
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Gatherings of all sizes are allowed.

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All statewide coronavirus restrictions, including those on gatherings and businesses, were lifted on May 31. The mask mandate will be terminated on June 28 or when 70 percent of adults in the state are fully vaccinated, whichever comes first.
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Gatherings of any size are permitted.

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Capacity limits for restaurants, businesses and gatherings were lifted on May 28. People who are not fully vaccinated must still wear a mask in indoor public settings. Indoor and outdoor venues, such as convention centers, concert halls, performance venues and theaters, can operate without restrictions.
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There are no restrictions on gatherings.

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Mass gathering restrictions were lifted on March 1. On May 11, Gov. McMaster issued an executive order banning vaccine passports and preventing local governments from creating mask mandates.
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Gatherings of any size are permitted.

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The state has not issued any lockdowns or mask mandates. Businesses are encouraged to follow safety guidelines outlined in Gov. Kristi Noem's "Back to Normal" plan. Vaccine passports are banned in South Dakota
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Gathering restrictions vary by county.

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There is no statewide mask mandate and Covid-19 restrictions vary by county. In Nashville, all capacity restrictions for events were lifted as of May 14.
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All facilities in the state can operate at 100 percent capacity.

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Gov. Greg Abbott lifted the state's mask mandate and allowed all businesses and facilities in Texas to resume operations at 100 percent capacity on March 10. Businesses can implement additional safety protocols at their own discretion. If Covid-19 hospitalizations get above 15 percent capacity for seven straight days in any of Texas's 22 hospital regions, the county judge for that region can impose new Covid-19 mitigation strategies. Per the Governor's executive order, those restrictions cannot include reducing capacity to less than 50 percent for any facility. On April 6, Gov. Abbott issued an executive order banning state agencies or political subdivisions from requiring vaccine passports. On June 7, he extended that bill to include private businesses.
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There are no limits on gathering sizes.

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There are no statewide capacity restrictions for gatherings in Utah and the mask mandate has been lifted. Vaccine passports are partially banned in Utah. Gov. Spencer Cox signed a bill in April, banning the state government from requiring people to be vaccinated, but private companies are allowed to do so.
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There are no capacity limits for events.

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Vermont fully reopened on June 14. All Covid-19 restrictions on businesses and gatherings have ended.
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All gathering restrictions have been lifted.

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Gov. Ralph Northam lifted the state's mask mandate on May 7, followed by all distancing and capacity restrictions on May 28.
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Events of up to 50 percent capacity or 400 people are permitted indoors under the phase three guidelines. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 400 people. All capacity restrictions will be lifted on June 30.

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Gov. Jay Inslee moved all counties in Washington to phase three of the "Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery" plan on May 18. Under the new guidelines, event spaces can host indoor gatherings at 50 percent capacity or 400 people, whichever is fewer. Outdoor events are allowed at up to 400 people. The state plans to fully reopen and lift all Covid restrictions on June 30.
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Gatherings of any size are permitted.

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Gov. Jim Justice eliminated the state's mass gathering restrictions on April 19. Capacity limits have also been lifted for bars, restaurants and businesses. The state's indoor face mask requirement was removed on June 20.
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Gathering restrictions vary by county, although most areas have rescinded Covid-19 mitigation measures.

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Restrictions still vary by county. On June 2, Dane County lifted its mask mandate along with restrictions on public gatherings and businesses. Masks are no longer required in Milwaukee, and the city dropped its gathering limits on June 15.
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Gatherings of any size are permitted.

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Wyoming ended its statewide mask mandate and all Covid restrictions on March 16. Gov. Mark Gordon banned vaccine passports on May 7.
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Gatherings are limited to no more than 3 cohorts.

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Effective July 1: All restrictions lifted, including ban on indoor social gatherings and isolation requirements for confirmed cases of COVID-19 and some protective measures in continuing care settings remain. The general indoor provincial mask mandate will be lifted, but masking may still be required in limited and specific settings.
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Gatherings of up to 11 people are permitted.

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As we enter Step 3 of the provincial Restart Plan, indoor and outdoor gatherings can return to usual. When deciding whether to attend an in-person gathering, consider your personal risk factors.
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Gatherings are limited to 5 people.

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25 people maximum are permitted in outdoor public spaces. 5 people maximum are permitted at an indoor public place or the common areas of a multi-unit residence.
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Gatherings are limited to two households.

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Indoor informal gatherings are permitted with 20 people or fewer. Indoor formal gatherings are permitted with 50 per cent capacity with a COVID operational plan. Outdoor informal gatherings are permitted with two metres of distancing between groups.
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Gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted.

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Outdoor gatherings up to 250 people with physical distancing. Indoor gatherings up to 200 people or 75 per cent capacity with physical distancing (whichever is less). Larger venues can have separated cohorts with physical distancing.
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Gatherings are limited to 10 people.

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Outdoor gatherings of up to 200 people are permitted. Indoor gatherings of up to 200 people are permitted.
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Gatherings of up to 10 people are permitted.

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Informal social gathering limit indoors is no more than your household (the people you live with) plus 10 people without social distancing and masks. Informal social gathering limit outdoors is up to 25 people without social distancing and masks.
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Gatherings are limited to 10 people.

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Subject to specific closures or limitations as ordered by the Chief Public Health Officer, any not-for-profit or for-profit business or organization carrying on business in Nunavut that cannot, due to its physical size, maintain the social distancing requirement set out in clause 2 (b) must limit the number of customers or clients on its premises to no more than ten (10) persons at a time.
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All gatherings are prohibited.

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Indoor organized public events and social gatherings are Indoor organized public events and social gatherings are permitted up to 5 people.
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Gatherings of up to 20 people are permitted.

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Organized gatherings (e.g. worship services, organized sports and recreation, day camps, festivals and events, weddings, funerals, burials, and graduations, etc.) can include up to 50 people indoors or outdoors from different households, on personal property and/or at a business or organization, under these conditions
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All gatherings are prohibited.

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In amateur events where spectators remain seated in stands, bleachers or fixed seats, the maximum number of spectators allowed, per sports area, is 50 indoors and 100 outdoors.
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Gatherings are limited to 15 people.

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Effective June 20, 2021, in Step Two of Saskatchewan’s Re-Opening Roadmap, capacity limits will increase to 150 from 30 people. Occupancy must be maintained that allows staff and tables of customers to maintain two metres of physical distance.
Current Meeting Limit

Gatherings are limited to 10 people.

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Indoor gatherings can have up to 20 people can gather with 2-metre (6-feet) physical distancing. Outdoor gatherings can have up to 100 people can gather with 2-metre (6-feet) physical distancing. Organized gatherings can have up to 200 people with 2-metre (6-feet) physical distancing.

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While the information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of the information.

Source: North Star Meetings Group

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