Stay safe during the holidays. Celebrate in ways that don’t spread COVID-19. If you want to meet with family indoors and without masks, get vaccinated now.

Gathering safely

As you gather with friends and family, keep COVID-19 in mind. Take steps to prevent its spread.

  • Get vaccinated. It’s the best way to protect others.
  • Keep gatherings small
  • If everyone at an indoor gathering is vaccinated, masks are optional
  • If your guests are unvaccinated or you don’t know their status, plan gatherings that are small, short, and outdoors.
  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth:
    • When social distancing is not possible
    • When you might be around unvaccinated people, especially indoors
    • When around older individuals or people with medical conditions
  • When gathering inside, ventilate well. Open doors and windows, run HVAC systems, and install high-quality air filters.
  • Check local conditions. Your county may have stricter guidance than the state. Take extra precautions when local levels of virus transmission are high.
  • Activate CA Notify and ask your guests to do the same. CA Notify anonymously notifies individuals of a possible exposure.
  • Get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms
  • Stay home if you are sick