Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) has issued a new public health order, Emergency Order #12, effective January 13, 2021. The primary changes are summarized below and are outlined by PHMDC in its comparison of Emergency Orders #11 and #12.
Outdoor Gatherings. Outdoor mass gatherings are permitted with up to 50 individuals, not including employees or members of the same household. Individuals must maintain physical distancing.
Low-Risk Sports. Low-risk sports can be played, including games and competitions, if players maintain six feet physical distancing “to the greatest extent possible.” There are no changes to the restrictions on medium- and high-risk sports.
Drive-in Activities. Drive-in theaters and other drive-in activities may offer outdoor seating if they comply with the mass gathering and other applicable requirements.
The other requirements from previous PHMDC emergency orders remain in place. You can find Lake Effect’s summaries of the previous orders here.
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