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COVID Guidelines By State
From guest list etiquette to travel restrictions, find out how to navigate wedding planning during this time. Get started with state-by-state guidance using our interactive map.
From guest list etiquette to travel restrictions, find out how to navigate wedding planning during this time. Get started with our state-by-state guide.

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Stay up to date on the most recent capacity guidelines and travel restrictions with our interactive map. Just click on your state to get the latest information.
Stay up to date on the most recent capacity guidelines and travel restrictions. Simply choose your state using the dropdown menu below to find out more.
Map Key
Restriction Level
  • Stay-at-Home Orders Enforced
  • High 0–25ppl / <25% capacity
  • Medium 26–75ppl / <50% capacity
  • Low 100+ppl / <75% capacity
  • Inconsistent Data — Check Local Guidelines
DISCLAIMER: This map is intended to be a helpful resource and is not intended to provide legal advice. This map speaks only to COVID-19 state guidance and regulations as of the date of its last update, and restrictions may change over time. Please check back for updates and refer to your government website for more information. Make sure to work with your local pro team to manage any necessary changes.
DISCLAIMER: This is intended to be a helpful resource and is not intended to provide legal advice. These guidelines speak only to COVID-19 state guidance and regulations as of the date of their last update, and restrictions may change over time. Please check back for updates and refer to your government website for more information. Make sure to work with your local pro team to manage any necessary changes.

Your Questions, Answered

Read on to get answers to our most frequently asked COVID questions. Something else on your mind? Reach out to help@theknot.com and we'll get back to you ASAP.
  • How many guests can safely attend a wedding during the coronavirus pandemic?

    State, local and territorial safety laws and regulations determine the number of guests who can attend a wedding in your area during the coronavirus pandemic.

    Some areas may permit more wedding guests than in other areas. Your state’s Department of Health will likely provide guidance, along with recommendations at the city or county level. Because the guidelines may change based on the volume of cases in your area, search for the most recent guidelines in your region to ensure you follow the most up-to-date recommendations regarding safe practices.
  • What are the CDC guidelines for weddings during the coronavirus pandemic?

    The CDC provides several recommendations for hosting a wedding during the coronavirus pandemic to help limit the potential spread and exposure of the virus.

    First and foremost, the CDC says if you are feeling sick, have been diagnosed with the virus or have been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed, do not attend or host the wedding. The CDC recommends hosting an outdoor event, providing hand sanitizer, wearing masks at all times and maintaining a distance of at least six feet from people who are not in your household. Be sure all vendors are following the appropriate CDC guidelines. The CDC also stresses that the larger the gathering, the higher the risk, so the fewer attendees, the better.
  • Is it safe to travel to a wedding during the coronavirus pandemic?

    The CDC says traveling during the coronavirus pandemic increases your chances of catching and spreading the virus. However, the CDC does provide safety guidelines for travelers, so it is ultimately up to the traveler’s comfort and discretion.

    In terms of travel guidelines, the CDC says if you are feeling unwell, have been diagnosed with the virus or have been in contact with someone who was exposed, do not travel to a wedding. While air and ground transportation are open in the U.S., the CDC recommends checking with local and state laws to determine if there are any safety regulations or restrictions in place. When traveling, wear a mask for the duration of your travels and socially distance at least six feet from others whenever possible. The CDC says short car trips have the lowest risk factor, aside from staying home, while flights and long-distance train and bus travel are among the riskiest regarding spread and exposure.
  • What is a safe distance at a wedding to protect against the coronavirus disease?

    To help protect against the coronavirus disease at a wedding, the CDC recommends maintaining a distance of at least six feet from others who are not in your household.

    It is crucial to stay six feet apart or more, especially if the wedding is indoors or if guests are speaking loudly or singing. In addition to socially distancing from those outside of your household, the CDC encourages everyone to wear a mask at all times to help protect against the disease.
  • Can face masks protect me from the coronavirus pandemic at a wedding?

    The CDC encourages everyone to wear face masks at a wedding to help protect guests from catching and spreading the coronavirus.

    While face masks can help limit your exposure to the virus, the CDC says face masks are actually meant to protect other people in case you are unknowingly carrying the virus. Because guests could have the virus without realizing it, all attendees should wear a mask and practice social distancing at the wedding to prevent the spread and exposure of the disease.
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