COVID-19 is still circulating in the Bay Area. Rotary International District 5150 aims to hold indoor events in a way that’s safe for guests and event personnel in accordance with guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of California, and the public health departments of Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties.

For the 2022-2023 Rotary year, District -sponsored in-person indoor events will offer a virtual (e.g. hybrid format) option when possible, and include the following protocols:

Use of Face Coverings

Mask requirements will be determined by the CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels of the county in which the event venue resides:
  • High:  Mask use will be required when indoors and not actively eating or drinking.
  • Medium:  Masks will be recommended, especially for those at high risk for severe illness.
  • Low:  Its your personal choice to wear a mask.
For example: Rotary Terrace is in San Mateo County. If San Mateo’s COVID-19 Community Level is “High” on the day of the event, then Rotary District 5150 will require masks be used when indoors that day.
When required, masks are to be worn indoors by all event participants, regardless of vaccination status. Face coverings shall be worn over the nose and mouth at all times, except when actively eating or drinking (remasking in between bites and sips). 
Approved face masks include KN95, KF94, N95, and surgical. The following face coverings are not permitted: bandanas, gaiters and masks with valves/ventilators. If a guest arrives wearing a prohibited face covering, they will be provided with a disposable surgical mask. Learn more about upgrading your mask


Use good judgement and don’t put others at risk.  If you’re not feeling well on the day of the event, please stay home and join using the virtual option.  Even if feeling well, consider testing the morning of the event to rule out a possible infection.

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