Commit to fewer, shorter, smaller social gatherings
We must prevent runaway spread of COVID-19 in Washington state. Read about our state's new restrictions as we move into winter.
Our individual actions make a difference. Fewer, shorter and safer interactions are crucial. Shrinking your social circle and skipping indoor gatherings are both important right now. Reducing close contact with others is paramount.
Staying home is still safest. If you do go out, keep it quick, keep your distance and wear a face covering. Recreate and do business locally to avoid spreading the virus across county lines. Limit the number of people outside your household that you gather with every week. If you feel symptoms of COVID-19, get tested.
Gathering in groups—even with people we know—may spread COVID-19. The more people we interact with at a gathering and the longer that interaction lasts, the higher the risk of becoming infected. The safest action, especially if you’re in a high-risk category, is to avoid gatherings and find different ways to celebrate. This site includes ideas for how to gather virtually as well as suggestions on how to gather safely.