Community Events and Information for Groups

Community Events and Mass Gatherings

To slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and reduce the number of people infected, DPH recommends that organizers of events that draw more than 10 people cancel, postpone or modify these events or offer online streaming services until further notice. Follow CDC Guidance for Mass Gatherings and Other Community Events.

These events include large gatherings where people are in close contact (less than 6 feet), such as concerts, conferences, sporting events, faith-based events, and other large gatherings.

Learn more from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about planning mass gatherings or large community events.

Community and Faith-Based Organizations

While regular faith-based gatherings are an important part of many Georgians’ lives, it is important to protect high-risk individuals from potential exposure to COVID-19.

Religious organizations should consider alternatives to mass gatherings to support their congregations’ social and spiritual well-being. Consider options like connecting by phone, using other technologies that support social distancing and/or facilitating small group meetings to ensure that people at high risk of complications from COVID-19 are less likely to be exposed to the virus.

Mass Transit

Mass transit operators should maximize opportunities for cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched surfaces. People should avoid the use of mass transit (e.g. buses, trains) while sick.