How will cancelling or postponing events help?

The timely implementation of aggressive strategies that create social distance and those that reduce close contact of people not regularly together, including limiting gatherings, has proven effective in prior pandemics at delaying rates of transmission and reducing illness and death.

By decreasing the prevalence of disease across California we will: 

  • Reduce the number of Californians who contract COVID-19 before an effective treatment or vaccine is available. 
  • Protect those most likely to experience severe symptoms, such as older Californians and those with underlying chronic conditions. 
  • Preserve and protect our health care delivery system, including our health care workforce, so they can care for the least healthy individuals in the community for any medical condition, not just COVID-19. 
  • Minimize the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 over the long run.


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1. What is a Community Event?
2. What is a Private Event?
3. What is a “gathering”?
4. Is it safe to attend or hold a community or private event?
5. What is Social Distancing?
6. How will cancelling or postponing events help?
7. How long will these limitations on events last?
8. Can I leave home to attend services at my church, synagogue, mosque or place of worship?