Responsible Social Gathering Tips

One of the most effective ways to avoid the spread of COVID-19 is not hosting or attending social gatherings.  If you do find yourself in a social situation, please be sure to consider the following:

  • According to CDC COVID Data Tracker, as of November 2021, Larimer County Community Transmission is HIGH. Do you and your friends know everyone present at the gathering? Are they fully vaccinated? The larger the gathering, the greater risk of possible exposure and spread of the Delta Variant.
  • Masks are a proven way to curb the spread of COVID-19 and are strongly recommended to be worn at social gatherings – no matter how many people are present and especially if indoors. Do you have a personal mask and enough masks for everyone that you are hanging out with? All guests should be encouraged to wear a mask and maintain a 6-foot distance between each other. 
  • Clean before, during, and after your social situation using disinfectants. How will you and roommates split the cost of extra cleaning supplies? How will you divide the extra cleaning responsibilities?
  • Contact tracing is required and expected from CSU and the Larimer County Health Department in case of an outbreak. Do you and your friends have a plan for documenting who is present at the gathering? All students are required to report any COVID-19 symptoms, exposures, or positive tests to CSU immediately through the COVID-19 Reporter , even on weekends or days not on campus. 
  • Being outdoors is recommended, but if your social gathering is indoors, increase ventilation by opening windows and turning on ceiling fans. Plan to manage noise levels. Whether inside or out, just a few people can still generate a lot of noise and impact neighbors.  
  • Do you have enough soap, water and hand sanitizer for you and your friends? How will you and others maintain good hygiene?
  • Limiting the sharing of food and drinks in a social situation is recommended. How will you ensure that people are not sharing snacks, drinks, smoking or vaping devices?
  • Maintaining a 6-foot distance between you and your friends is another measure you can take to curb the spread of the virus. Have you determined how you will ensure that people are maintaining this?  This gets harder to determine as people start to drink alcohol or use marijuana as their ability to assess the risk of infection decreases. Set small groupings of chairs and tables to encourage physical distancing.
  • Are your friends practicing social distancing regularly? How do you know? Make sure you have a small group of friends who are committed to only hanging out together and avoid hanging out with people that you do not know.
  • Loud music forces people to elevate their voices to hear each other. This makes it more difficult to maintain 6 feet of physical distancing, speak through a mask or take other public health measures. Consider turning down the volume so you and your friends do not have to yell.
  • If you are concerned that you have been exposed to COVID-19 because of your party or another larger gathering, go get tested. Screening information can be found at covid.colostate.edu.

One of the most effective ways to avoid the spread of COVID-19 is not hosting or attending social gatherings.  If you do find yourself in a social situation, please be sure to consider the following:

According to CDC COVID Data Tracker, as of November 2021, Larimer County Community Transmission is HIGH. Do you and your friends know everyone present at the gathering? Are they fully vaccinated? The larger the gathering, the greater risk of possible exposure and spread of the Delta Variant.

One of the most effective ways to avoid the spread of COVID-19 is not hosting or attending social gatherings.  If you do find yourself in a social situation, please be sure to consider the following:

  • According to CDC COVID Data Tracker, as of November 2021, Larimer County Community Transmission is HIGH. Do you and your friends know everyone present at the gathering? Are they fully vaccinated? The larger the gathering, the greater risk of possible exposure and spread of the Delta Variant.
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  • Masks are a proven way to curb the spread of COVID-19 and should always been worn at social gatherings – no matter how many people are present. Do you have a personal mask and enough masks for everyone that you are hanging out with? All guests should be wearing a mask and maintaining a 6 foot distance between each other. 
  • Clean before, during, and after your social situation using disinfectants. How will you and roommates split the cost of extra cleaning supplies? How will you divide the extra cleaning responsibilities?
  • Contact tracing is required and expected from the health department in case of an outbreak. Do you and your friends have a plan for documenting who is present at the gathering? You will be expected to provide this list to officials immediately if someone who has COVID-19 attends your gathering.
  • Being outdoors is recommended. Plan to manage noise levels. 10 or less people can still generate a lot of noise and impact neighbors.  
  • Do you have enough soap, water and hand sanitizer for you and your friends? How will you and others maintain good hygiene?
  • Bringing your own food and drinks to a social situation is recommended. How will you ensure that people are not sharing snacks, drinks, smoking or vaping devices?
  • Maintaining a 6ft distance between you and your friends is another measure you should take to curb the spread of the virus. Have you determined how you will ensure that people are maintaining this?  This gets harder to determine as people start to drink alcohol or use marijuana and their ability to assess the risk of infection decreases.  Have a plan for how you will make sure people are maintaining a 6ft distance while you are being social.  
  • Are your friends practicing social distancing regularly? How do you know? Make sure you have a small group of friends who are committed to only hanging out together and avoid hanging out with people that you do not know.
  • Loud music forces people to elevate their voices to hear each other. This makes it more difficult to maintain 6 ft of physical distancing, speak through a mask or take other public health measures. Consider turning down the volume so you and your friends do not have to yell.
  • If you are concerned that you have been exposed to COVID-19 because of your party or another larger gathering, go get tested. Testing information can be found at covidrecovery.colostate.edu.

Masks are a proven way to curb the spread of COVID-19 and are strongly recommended to be worn at social gatherings – no matter how many people are present and especially if indoors. Do you have a personal mask and enough masks for everyone that you are hanging out with? All guests should be encouraged to wear a mask and maintain a 6-foot distance between each other. 

Clean before, during, and after your social situation using disinfectants. How will you and roommates split the cost of extra cleaning supplies? How will you divide the extra cleaning responsibilities?

Contact tracing is required and expected from CSU and the Larimer County Health Department in case of an outbreak. Do you and your friends have a plan for documenting who is present at the gathering? All students are required to report any COVID-19 symptoms, exposures, or positive tests to CSU immediately through the COVID-19 Reporter , even on weekends or days not on campus. 

Being outdoors is recommended, but if your social gathering is indoors, increase ventilation by opening windows and turning on ceiling fans. Plan to manage noise levels. Whether inside or out, just a few people can still generate a lot of noise and impact neighbors.  

Do you have enough soap, water and hand sanitizer for you and your friends? How will you and others maintain good hygiene?

Limiting the sharing of food and drinks in a social situation is recommended. How will you ensure that people are not sharing snacks, drinks, smoking or vaping devices?

Maintaining a 6-foot distance between you and your friends is another measure you can take to curb the spread of the virus. Have you determined how you will ensure that people are maintaining this?  This gets harder to determine as people start to drink alcohol or use marijuana as their ability to assess the risk of infection decreases. Set small groupings of chairs and tables to encourage physical distancing.

Are your friends practicing social distancing regularly? How do you know? Make sure you have a small group of friends who are committed to only hanging out together and avoid hanging out with people that you do not know.

Loud music forces people to elevate their voices to hear each other. This makes it more difficult to maintain 6 ft of physical distancing, speak through a mask or take other public health measures. Consider turning down the volume so you and your friends do not have to yell. 

If you are concerned that you have been exposed to COVID-19 because of your party or another larger gathering, go get tested. Screening information can be found at covid.colostate.edu.