GLEN ALLEN, Va. — In an effort to adhere to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, as well as make things pretty weird, a neighborhood party in Glen Allen is set to enforce mask wearing during the traditional kiss at midnight, sources confirmed Wednesday.
“The health and safety of our guests is our utmost priority tonight, so we will be enforcing mask-wearing throughout the entire evening…even the kissy kissy,” Chris Bosworth, the host of the party, said in a statement, adding that all guests would be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test to gain entry, and that party’s appetizers and finger foods would be sprayed with a sanitizer that tasted like Old Bay seasoning routinely throughout the evening.
“While getting to kiss your partner or a total stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve is a valued tradition, we will be asking patrons to respect the CDC’s recommendation to wear masks throughout the entire process. This is an indoor gathering, after all, and we don’t want to take any chances. We thought about a catchy slogan like ‘Can’t Give Tongue if a Mask Ain’t Hung’ but we never finalized anything.”
Bosworth also stated that he was considering requiring six feet of social distancing, confirming that these restrictions would include the midnight make out session. No word yet on how they’d pull that off.