In an FAQ, Vibe said it only allows “small gatherings” and not large parties, but even these would be illegal under pandemic rules in many cities. This is because it only takes one sick person, who may well be symptom-free, to cause a chain of infection that endangers people far beyond the party radius.
The app appears to have a relatively low presence on Instagram, TikTok, and the iOS store, despite the big scandal it has generated. Apple pulling the app suggests it is following government advice or has its own rules for apps that flout COVID rules (Engadget contacted Apple for more information).
Other promotion sites like the much bigger Eventbrite continue to post events like New Years Eve party listings in San Francisco, New York and other places like Business intern Noted. Meanwhile, the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you stay home during New Years Eve as a pandemic. keep going and hospitals fill with critical patients.