As the Miami Valley works to find new ways to celebrate special occasions during the coronavirus pandemic, Greene County Public Health released guidelines on how people can come together while keeping a safe distance.
Many are turning to vehicle parades to show their support and love for family, friends and even essential workers on the front lines of the pandemic.
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Public Health Dayton-Montgomery County recently announced guidelines on how to safely organize a vehicle parade. Greene County Public Health is also following those recommendations.
Anyone who chooses to participate in a vehicle parade should do the following:
- No one who feels sick should participate.
- All participants’ temperature should be taken before they leave home.
- One person or household per vehicle.
- If meeting before the parade, all vehicles and people must remain 6 feet apart.
- Participants must say in their vehicles at all times.
- No objects can be passed between vehicles and parade viewers.
- All traffic laws must be followed.
- While in residential areas participants should remember that there may be others recovering from coronavirus. Disturbances should be kept to a minimum.
- Keep in mind that shouting at someone increases the risk of spreading coronavirus.
- Viewers and participants should wear masks.
- Viewers must stay out of the street and remain 6 feet apart at all times.
- Do not physically visit other people’s homes to view the parade unless you are providing help as outlined in the state’s stay-at-home order.
- No parades should be held at senior living centers, nursing homes or hospice facilities.
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