COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

Updated April 11, 2022

Communities are advised to continue to take precautions, taking into account local conditions and reading their social reality. The precautions listed here should not be seen as mandates or as limiting the possibility for in-person gatherings.

See also: CDC Guidance on Gatherings and CDC General information about COVID-19.

The Regional Council and the COVID team recognize that each community’s situation is different, so that it is not possible to have a blanket policy that will cover all situations. We have prepared two checklists that may be broadly helpful:

Recommended Basic Precautions

  • Masks — surgical, K-95, or N-95
  • Vaccination
  • Outdoor venues or well-ventilated indoor spaces, preferably with steady influx of outside air
  • A contact person to report symptoms to during or after the gathering

Preferable Precautions

  • Screening by symptoms (i.e. fever, cough, headaches …)
  • Cleaning of surfaces
  • Hand sanitation

Contact the Regional COVID-19 Learning Group

For more immediate questions regarding gatherings or the COVID-19 vaccine, the COVID-19 Learning Group can be contacted by emailing

Order free at-home COVID test kits from the US Postal Service: Go to or call 1-800-232-0233.

Previous Guidelines

See the archive of older COVID-19 Safety Guidelines (August 2021, January 2022), for reference.