Event guidelines updated for in-person events on campus

Contact: Jaime Lawrence

Indoor entertainment guidance allows student run events to host programming with expanded capacity.

We will be applying Oregon Health Authority (OHA) guidance governing "indoor entertainment establishments" to student-run events on campus. We are excited about this shift as we believe that more broadly applying this guidance allows for additional opportunities for student organizations and clubs to plan and deliver important and fun programming on campus this spring.

Key guidelines and recommendations with this change

Indoor entertainment establishment guidelines

  • Indoor capacity: maximum 25% occupancy of space or 50 people total, whichever is smaller
  • Outdoor capacity: maximum of 75 people total
  • Mask requirements still apply for both indoor and outdoor events
  • Maintaining physical distancing of 6 feet between all participants/attendees at all times
  • Assigned monitors to manage entry lines, distancing during the event and cleaning of high level touch points in the space
  • Event coordinators should keep a log of attendees for contact tracing purposes, which can be done via a check-in process

Not required by OHA but highly recommended

  • Encouraged ticket reservation or sign-up process to better manage capacity limitations for the space
  • Recommendation of staggered entry and exit times for attendees as it applies

As a reminder, it's important to remember that not everyone is comfortable participating in person so as you plan spring programs consider offering virtual options for participants within the events you are hosting.

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