By Miriam Raftery
October 9, 2020 (Sacramento) – One of the most difficult aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the inability to lawfully visit with friends and family members not in your household. Now, nearly seven months after the state imposed a ban on all gatherings of any size due to COVID-19, the California Department of Public Health on Friday released new rules allowing limited outdoor private gatherings of up to three households in private spaces or public areas such as parks, with social distancing, masks, and other health protections.
Counties may adopt the state standard, or keep stricter rules, though San Diego County has largely followed state rules in the past. View the full rule changes.
To host a private gathering, the new state rules require that: