Bucks Health Dept Issues Guidelines For Large Gatherings

COVID-19
Bucks County Director of Health Dr. David Damsker speaks at a coronavirus press conference.

With a federal judge having struck down Governor Tom Wolf’s limit on the number of people able to attend social gatherings, the Bucks County Health Department is issuing its own recommendations.

The judge’s decision makes no impact on the mask mandate, social distancing guidelines, or limits on restaurant capacity.

For outdoor events, organizers can set one way traffic flow, make multiple entrances and exits, and hold advanced ticket sales.

At sporting events, the department says spectator families should stay six feet apart and hand sanitizing stations should be readily available.

Indoor events should have increased ventilation for air flow, according to the Health Department. Restaurants must continue to have groups at tables at least six feet apart.

Regardless of venue, hosts and organizers should ensure they frequently clean all restrooms. Additionally, masks and frequent hand washing should always be a priority.

“With a little forethought and planning, ultimately a larger-sized event or gathering can be managed safely to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19,” said Health Department Director Dr. David Damsker.

Anyone in Lower Bucks looking to plan an event or gathering can reach out to the Lower Bucks Government Services Center in Levittown at 267-580-3510.