Governor outlines large group gathering guidelines

COVID-19

On Friday, Gov. Doug Burgum released guidelines for large gatherings in the state as part of his ND Smart Restart plan.

Under the recommendations, large gatherings in facilities can be up to 50 percent of their certificate of occupancy, up to 250 people. He says gatherings of any size shouldn’t be held if proper distancing can’t be maintained.

Food service still must comply with the ND Smart Restart restaurant and universal standard protocols found at ndresponse.gov. The recommendations also include physical distancing guidelines and venue activity guidelines such as encouraging contactless payment systems.

Burgum says it’s a personal choice to let people choose to go to group gatherings if they want and are healthy.

He also encouraged venues to follow guidelines like touchless tickets and lower transmissible moments in large groups.

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