Now that the coronavirus has spread to at least 90,000 people throughout the world, event organizers are looking for guidance on how to mitigate risk. The World Health Organization (WHO) is helping by providing an informational resource on that topic.
The purpose of the WHO’s “Key Planning Recommendations for Mass Gatherings in the Context of the Current COVID-19 Outbreak” document is to outline key planning considerations for organizers of large events in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak.
It should be read in conjunction with the WHO’s “Public Health for Mass Gatherings: Key Considerations,” which provides general advice on the public health aspects of large events. It is also adapted from WHO’s interim planning considerations previously released for mass gatherings in the context of the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza and international meetings attended by individuals from Ebola virus disease-affected countries.