Please submit the following form to the best of your abilities. Once your form is submitted, a Flathead City-County Health Department staff member will contact you within 3 business days. Please note that this form is only in regards to social distancing requirements laid out by Governor Bullock’s Phase 2 Directive. This form will not preclude you from obtaining all other appropriate permits and approvals from other necessary entities in regards to your gathering.

A printable version of the form is available here: Gathering Form Printable.

Planning Form for Group Gatherings

Please include location of the event.
Please note it is not required to speak to a FCCHD staff member before submitting this form.
Please note it is not required to speak to a FCCHD staff member before submitting this form.
Consider or utilize the following ideas: • Limit access to events to ticketed event goers only. o Implement limited ticket sales. • Limit event sizes to allow for social distancing. • Require reserved seating. o Do not allow for general standing areas. o Require that each ticket correlates with a reserved seat. • Encourage event goers to sit with household members. o If possible, provide spacing between different ticket groups.  E.g. offer ticket options in groups of 2, 4, 5, etc. with empty chairs between the grouped tickets. • Consider offering more events with less event goers. o E.g. Three smaller concerts instead of one large concert. • Continue to offer virtual events or event streaming.
Consider or utilize the following ideas to avoid congested seating areas: Rearrange seating to allow for distancing, i.e. every other row. Utilize seat reservations. Eliminate general admission standing areas. Offer ticket options in groups of 2,3,4, etc. with empty chairs between.
Consider or utilize the following ideas to avoid congested or "bottleneck" areas: • Implement staggered entering and exiting of the facility o Create staggered entering times. State the time frame individuals are encouraged to enter on their ticket. o At the end of an event, dismiss people by category (e.g section, row, last name, etc.) • Offer flexible hours to provide for social distancing o Allow event spaces to open earlier or close later for ample time for guests to move in and out.
Consider or utilize the following ideas: Consider table service or single-serve packed meal options. Consider limiting alcohol sales. If food is served in a concession setting, provide markings on the ground for social distancing for patrons waiting in line.
Consider or utilize the following ideas: Consider table service or single-serve packed meal options. Consider limiting alcohol sales. If food is served in a concession setting, provide markings on the ground for social distancing for patrons waiting in line. *Additional helpful ideas for food service are found in the guidance located here: https://flatheadhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/4.22-Website-Reopening-Plan.pdf
Consider or utilize the following options: Bring in additional restrooms such as port-a-potties. Provide markings on the ground for social distancing for patrons waiting in line. Place signage on restrooms requesting limited numbers of people in stalled restrooms at all times. Consider closing private restrooms and only utilizing port-a-potties.
Examples: Clean all “high touch” areas such as counters, doorknobs, tables, benches, chairs, restrooms, dressing rooms etc. frequently. • Ensure cleaning products are available for members or have staff ready to clean before and after events. • Clean high touch surfaces after every use. • If available, use disposable gloves to clean surfaces.
Consider utilizing signs directing patrons to hand washing or hand sanitizing areas.
Studies have shown that people may be contagious with COVID19 before they show any signs or symptoms. The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
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