Safety Standards and Checklist: Indoor and Outdoor Events
These workplace safety standards for Indoor and Outdoor Events, are posted in advance of their effective date to allow Indoor and Outdoor Events time to prepare to operate in compliance with these mandatory health and safety standards. Indoor and Outdoor events remain subject to the previously issued August 11, 2020 safety standards until these revised workplace safety standards go into effect on September 28, 2020.
These sector specific COVID-19 workplace safety are issued to establish minimum standards for any indoor or outdoor event (such as a wedding, party, etc.), that is not specifically addressed by sector-specific COVID-19 safety standards.
No activity at any indoor or outdoor event shall occur without meeting these COVID-19 workplace safety standards. These standards apply to all enterprises permitted to operate until rescinded or amended by the State, unless where sector-specific standards are applicable to part or all of the enterprise’s activities, in which case enterprises must follow those sector-specific standards. The owner of the enterprise shall be responsible for meeting these standards. Such indoor and outdoor events include but are not limited to events held at:
- Indoor and outdoor event spaces
- Private party rooms
- Public places, like parks
An event that is held for the primary purpose of watching a performance must follow the Theaters and Performance Venues guidance.
Large capacity event venues and activities organized to draw together large crowds must continue to remain closed until Phase IV. This includes venues used for group or spectator sports, entertainment, business, and cultural events including:
- Stadiums, arenas, and ballparks
- Dance floors
- Exhibition and convention halls
- Street festivals and parades and agricultural festivals
- Road races and other large, outdoor organized amateur or professional group athletic events