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COVID19 Enhanced Distancing Rules in South Korea

We are currently on level 2 of the Enhanced Distancing Rules in Seoul. What happens when we go to level 3?

Due to the recent COVID19 outbreak in Seoul and Gyeonggi province, the metropolitan area has been placed on Level 2 on the Enhanced Distancing Rules. The government warned that if the situation does not improve, they might call a Level 3 alert.

What does being on Level 2 of the Enhanced Distancing Rules mean?

Level 1 – Enhanced Distancing Rules

This is implemented when the number of new cases daily for 2 weeks is less than 50.
– Get-togethers and events are allowed.
– Sports are allowed with a limited number of spectators.
– Public facilities are open.
– Private facilities are allowed to operate.
– Hybrid classes – in-person and online.
– Public institutions are open with 1/3 of the workforce telecommuting.
– Private institutions are open.

Level 2 – Enhanced Distancing Rules

We are on level 2 when the number of daily new cases for two weeks is between 50-100.
– Indoor gatherings are limited to 50 people. Outdoor gatherings are up to 100 people.
– Sports events with no spectators.
– Public facilities are suspended.
– Private facilities that are high risk are closed.
– Online classes and limited in-person classes.
– Public institutions operate with 1/2 of the workforce telecommuting.
– Private institutions operate with a skeletal workforce.

Level 3 – Enhanced Distancing Rules

We are on level 3 when there are more than 100 cases two times in a week.
– Gatherings are limited up to 10 people.
– No sports events.
– Public facilities are suspended.
– Mid- and high-risk private facilities are closed.
– Online classes or no classes.
– Essential workers only at public institutions.
– Essential workers only at private institutions.

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