Safe Gathering Guidance on Election Day

October 28, 2020
SF resident wearing a mask dropping off his election ballot.

The general election (Tuesday, November 3rd) is a very exciting event for the entire country and customarily many residents watch the election unfold socially. However, as with any social occasion where we may want to join others in public settings, it is critical that we maintain our success in fighting COVID-19 so we can continue to safely reopen our city.  This Election Day it is important for everyone to remember when in public spaces or businesses to wear face coverings, maintain social distance and limit the size of gatherings.

The City’s public guidance for Election Day per the Health Order is no multiple outdoor gatherings at the same space at the same time, and not to socialize indoors with anyone who doesn’t live with you. As we all plan how to watch the election, it is highly recommended to watch from home with people you live with or virtually with friends. If gathering in person, make it outdoors and keep it limited to 25 people from three different households while staying six feet apart and wearing masks. 

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