Throw a Chic, Safe Summer Party—with Help from an Epidemiologist and an Event Planner

Lay down clear ground rules

“This is important,” says Miller. “Establish the rules: physical distancing, masks, staying outside. Get
clarity beforehand, even if you’re a guest. You don’t want to walk into a place and be surprised that no one
is practicing safe behavior.”

Miller uses a rhyme to help people think about the way they gather: “Time, space, people, place,” he says.
“Time is the duration of time spent close to others, and shorter is better. Space means maintaining that
six-feet distance. People is about making sure to spend time only with people who have been practicing safe
social distancing. And place is making the effort to spend your time outside, or if you’re inside, making sure
it is a well-ventilated building.”