Please consider the following State of Maryland guidelines for gathering size as you plan your event.
Gathering Size Limits for Social Activities
According to Maryland Department of Health (Advisory of 17 December 2020, 12.17.2020 MDH Public COVID-19 Advisory.pdf), we are all directed to avoid “social gatherings” of more than 10 people which includes but is not limited to parties, cookouts, receptions, and celebrations.
For “normal business operations” which would include classes, academic activities, athletics, co-curricular activities, meetings, assemblies, and other business activities, the indoor gathering size limit is 25 (Frederick County Board of Health,13 December 2020 (REGULATION NO. BOH 02-2020). Exceptions to this rule would be facilities that are specifically identified in other orders like athletic facilities, fitness centers, and religious facilities.
Convening in groups increases the risk of viral transmission. Where feasible, meetings should be held in whole or part using the extensive range of available collaboration tools (e.g., Zoom, WebEx, Microsoft Teams, telephone, etc.).
Do you expect any off-campus visitors to attend your event? (If yes, please review the Mount Safe Initiative Visitor Policies.)