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Appendix C-2: Allowed Additional Activities

 

Effective June 5, 2020

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General Requirements

The “Additional Activities” listed below may resume, subject to the requirements set forth in the Order and to any additional requirements set forth below or in separate guidance by the Health Officer.  These activities were selected to implement a measured expansion of activity based on health-related considerations including the risks of COVID-19 transmission associated with types and modes of activity, the ability to substantially mitigate transmission risks associated with the operations, and related factors, such as the following:

  • Increase in mobility and volume of activity—the overall impact resumption of the activity will have on the number of people leaving their homes and interacting with others in the community;
  • Contact intensity—the type (close or distant) and duration (brief or prolonged) of the contact involved in the activity;
  • Number of contacts—the approximate number of people that will be in the setting at the same time;
  • Modification potential—the degree to which mitigation measures can decrease the risk of transmission.

List of Additional Activities

For purposes of the Order, Additional Activities include the following:

(1) Automobile Parades

  1. Basis for Addition. Automobile parades have zero- or low-contact intensity because people of the same household must remain in their automobiles together throughout the event.  Automobile parades also carry a relatively low risk that they will result in prohibited gatherings of people outside the vehicles because the parades are mobile, and congregating at a fixed location is not allowed.  The activity is also expected to result in only a marginal increase in mobility, and little-to-no physical interaction with others in the community.  This activity provides a low-risk option for people seeking to celebrate special occasions outside their homes.
  2. Description and Conditions. Automobile parades are allowed, subject to the following limitations in addition to those required elsewhere in the Order:
    1. Parades must comply with all laws and applicable permitting requirements.
    2. Only members of the same household may occupy a single automobile.
    3. People may not leave their automobiles at any time during the parade.
    4. Participating automobiles may not congregate at a fixed location.
    5. No bicycles or motorcycles may participate.

(2) Automobile-based Gatherings and Drive-thru Events

  1. Basis for Addition. Automobile-based gatherings and drive-thru events have low-contact intensity because people of the same household must remain in their automobiles, except for narrow exceptions.  Risks associated with this activity can be mitigated through measures that ensure adequate social distancing and limit intermixing between households. 
  2. Description and Conditions. Automobile-based gatherings and drive-thru events for any purpose, including but not limited to drive-in theaters, drive-through ceremonies, and automobile-based ceremonies, are allowed, subject to the following limitations in addition to those required elsewhere in the Order:
    1. Gatherings and events must comply with all laws and applicable permitting requirements.
    2. No more than 100 automobiles may be present at any one time.
    3. A person or business, as that term is defined in the Order, must serve as the designated host for gathering or event, and must ensure compliance with all requirements in the Order and in this Appendix C-2.
    4. For gatherings of more than 10 vehicles, the host must request security staffing by the local law enforcement agency with primary jurisdiction for the location of the event and pay any costs established by that law enforcement agency. If the law enforcement agency declines to provide such security, the host is responsible for acquiring private security sufficient to ensure compliance with the Order and this Appendix C-2.  The amount of security necessary shall be determined by the entity providing security but should be no more than that deemed necessary to maintain safety and ensure compliance with the Order and this Appendix C-2.  For clarity, if the host already employs security officers, it may use its existing security officers.
    5. Food, beverages, and other concessions may not be provided or sold for consumption at the gathering or event.
    6. No equipment or items may be shared amongst persons, except amongst members of the same household or living unit.
    7. Gatherings and events shall last no more than three hours.
    8. Occupants of a vehicle must be members of the same household or living unit and may not change vehicles during the event.
    9. No person may leave their automobiles at any time during the event except to use the restroom, occupy a stage as allowed in Paragraph 2(b)(xi), or for an emergency. This requirement does not apply to event personnel or security, who must maintain at least six-feet social distance at all times feasible.
    10. Face coverings must be worn at all times when outside a vehicle, or when the windows or convertible top of a vehicle are open, except by people who are exempted from the face covering requirement pursuant to the Health Officer’s Critical Guidance on Face Coverings.
    11. Only five persons may occupy a stage at any one time, and shall remain at least six feet apart at all times.
    12. Automobiles shall remain at least six feet apart at all times.
    13. No bicycles or motorcycles may participate.
    14. If a restroom is made available to participants in the gathering or event, it must be frequently sanitized, and measures must be put in place to ensure that at least six-feet social distance is maintained by people when inside the facility or waiting in line.

(3) Outdoor Recreational and Athletic Activities

  1. Basis for Addition. Non-contact recreational and athletic activities have low-to-moderate levels of transmission risk.  Risks associated with these activities can be mitigated through measures that ensure adequate social distancing and limit intermixing between households.
  2. Description and Conditions. Non-contact recreational and athletic activities with members of other households may occur subject to the following limitations in addition to those required elsewhere in the Order:
    1. No more than two households or living units may engage in these recreational and athletic activities together at any one time.
    2. No equipment (except balls, frisbees, or other projectiles) may be shared between households or living units.
    3. All recreational and athletic activities with members of another household or living unit must occur entirely outdoors.
    4. Members of separate households or living units must remain at least six feet apart at all times.
    5. Face coverings must be worn when recreating with members of another household or living unit, except when actively exercising or by people who are exempted from the face covering requirement pursuant to the Health Officer’s Critical Guidance on Face Coverings.

(4) Use of Dog Parks

  1. Basis for Addition. Dog parks are outdoor locations that typically provide ample space for people to distance from one another.  Risks associated with this activity can be mitigated through measures that ensure adequate social distancing and limit intermixing between households. 
  2. Description and Conditions. Dog parks may open to the public subject to the following limitations in addition to those required elsewhere in the Order:
    1. No person shall enter a dog park if it is not possible to easily maintain at least six feet of separation from all other persons.
    2. Face coverings must be worn at all times, except by people who are exempted from the face covering requirement pursuant to the Health Officer’s Critical Guidance on Face Coverings.

(5) Small Outdoor Ceremonies and Religious Gatherings

  1. Basis for Addition. Although ceremonies and religious gatherings carry a substantial risk of transmission, they are vital to people’s social and spiritual well being.  The risk associated with these activities is mitigated when the activities occur outdoors, and when the total number of participants is limited.  Risks associated with these activities can be further mitigated through measures that decrease exposure, ensure adequate social distancing, and limit intermixing between households. 
  2. Description and Conditions. Outdoor ceremonies and religious gatherings, including but not limited to funerals and weddings, may occur subject to the following limitations in addition to those required elsewhere in the Order:
    1. Ceremonies and gatherings must occur entirely outdoors, except that participants may use restrooms, provided that the restrooms are frequently sanitized.
    2. No more than 25 persons may be present at any one time.
    3. A person or business, as that term is defined in the Order, must serve as the designated host for the ceremony or gathering, and must ensure compliance with all requirements in the Order and in this Appendix C-2.
    4. The host must maintain a list with the names and contact information of all participants. If a participant tests positive for COVID-19, the host shall assist the County Public Health Department in any case investigation and contact tracing associated with the gathering.
    5. Food, beverages, and other concessions may not be provided or sold for consumption at the ceremony or gathering, except as necessary for ceremonial purposes with maximization of all safety precautions and avoidance of sharing.
    6. No equipment or items may be shared amongst persons, except amongst members of the same household or living unit.
    7. No singing or shouting is allowed due to significantly increased risk of COVID-19 transmission.
    8. All participants must wear face coverings at all times, except people who are exempted from the face covering requirement pursuant to the Health Officer’s Critical Guidance on Face Coverings.
    9. Except for members of the same household or living unit, all participants must remain at least six feet from one another at all times.
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Last updated: 6/24/2020 6:27 PM