Due to the rising threat of COVID caused by the omicron variant, the California Department of Public Health has instituted new limitations and requirements for all indoor “mega” events. This update impacts all remaining Home Boys Basketball games for the remainder of the season along with any other indoor athletic events at Dublin High School that are anticipated to have more than 500 spectators until further notice.
Here are the new guidelines which will be in place at Dublin High School effective immediately for large indoor gatherings (i.e. “mega events”) until further notice:
- Verification of fully vaccinated status*
- If not vaccinated, a pre-entry negative test** result is required of all attendees. Results of rapid antigen tests must be done 24 hours before the event and 48 hours if they are PCR tests.
- Self-attestation as a mode of verification is not allowed.
- Photo Identification of all attendees to validate their vaccination record or proof of negative test.
- Acceptable identification is any document that includes the name of the person and photograph.
- Attendees must follow CDPH Guidance for Face Coverings.
Mega Events are considered higher risk for COVID transmission because:
- Participants and attendees are spending extensive periods of time physically close to large numbers of people they don’t usually interact with.
- The frequency and total duration of close contact between attendees is increased, thereby increasing the risk that respiratory particles will be transmitted between attendees and participants.
- They draw from beyond the nearby community and will often draw attendees and participants from other states and countries who may be infected with more infectious COVID variants.
- Effective contact tracing may be difficult given the number of potential uncontrolled mixing between groups and attendees among individuals who are unlikely to be together again and the nature of the events
To read the entire directive from the California Department of Public Health click the link below: