At this time, our upcoming Oktoberfest celebration will take place as planned. However, if you are sick or feeling you are getting sick, we ask that you please stay home. Currently, older adults and persons with underlying health conditions are considered to be at increased risk of severe illness and complications from COVID-19. Examples of underlying health conditions include heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, people with weakened immune systems, and people who are pregnant. The CDC recommends that people in high-risk groups consult with their healthcare provider about attending any large gathering.
If you do choose to attend Oktoberfest, please keep in mind the CDC recommendations on how to keep yourself and others healthy:
**Avoid close contact with people who are sick**
**Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands**
**Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available**