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Washington state and San Francisco are banning large gatherings to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. The bans are a way to create social distancing, which may help people avoid coming into contact with others who might be sick.
Gatherings of more than 250 people in the Seattle area are prohibited through the end of March, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced. Gatherings of more than 1,000 people will be banned in San Francisco for two weeks, according to the office of San Francisco Mayor London Breed.
“This order applies to gatherings for social, spiritual and recreational activities,” said Inslee’s announcement about Washington’s ban. “These include but are not limited to: community, civic, public, leisure, faith-based,…tech, The Verge, The Verge - All Posts