As more details are released on the state guidelines for reopening businesses and California counties move to Stage 2, more questions have come up about what residents can and can’t do when it comes to hosting parties or gathering in their own homes.

On Wednesday, May 20, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said during her daily update, that while Memorial Day is nearing and it’s typically a time to celebrate, the virus is still circulating, so social distancing still matters.

Enjoy the outdoors and the beautiful weather, but also “practice physical distancing and wear cloth face coverings when around other people.”

She reminded residents that it’s still very easy to become infected.

“Gatherings and events of any kind are not permitted,” she said, saying that the virus “hasn’t changed.”

Ferrer said there have been a number of parties and gatherings that have resulted in newly infected people “so please find a way to enjoy the holiday from a distance and use our technologies.”

Here are the local rules for gatherings:

Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles County the Safer-a- Home order “does not generally allow gatherings of people who are not part of the same household or living unit.”

There are some exceptions, such as attending a behavioral health or substance-use disorder group or in the case of setting up a live-stream, such as for a worship service. Only 10 or fewer people can be present in those cases.

Orange County

Orange County is referring to Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and the statewide order  when it comes to gathering.

The statewide order calls on all Californians “to stay home except to go to an essential job or to shop for essential needs,” or to exercise outdoors, while keeping a 6-foot distance from others.

In Orange County, the order does not prohibit “the gathering of members of a household, family, or living unit.”

Riverside County

Riverside County spokeswoman Brooke Federico said the county does not have any additional restrictions on private gatherings beyond the governor’s stay-at-home order.

San Bernardino County

Private gatherings of any size are still discouraged in San Bernardino County.

The county continues to follow the state’s stay-at-home orders, which calls for the cancellation or postponement of indoor and outdoor gatherings with people outside of their household.

Staff writers Sandra Emerson, Jeff Horseman, David Rosenfeld and Ian Wheeler contributed to this report.

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