It has been more than a year since we’ve had a live concert at the Mineral Point Opera House, but if you’re anything like us, it feels like forever. Rest assured, we are continually evaluating local conditions and guidance from local, state, and federal health agencies in order to continue doing what we love: entertaining you.
With that in mind, we thought we would share some of the guidelines that we are using to make attending shows at the MPOH safer for you:
- Masks & Face Coverings — All staff and volunteers must continue to wear a face covering or mask. MPOH’s policy for mask wearing by patrons will be developed by a consensus of guidance from the CDC, DHS, and the Iowa County Health Department. Our mask policy may differ from these agencies, but in no case will it be less stringent. Those who are unwilling to abide by this policy will be denied entry.
Currently, mask wearing IS REQUIRED by all in the theatre while not eating or drinking.
- Social Distancing — Appropriate physical distancing must be maintained at all times between patrons, except members of the same household or those that attend together.
- Reduced Capacity — Currently, based on guidance from the Iowa County Health Department, admission to the MPOH is limited to 50% of normal capacity. Appropriate physical distancing must be maintained at all times between patrons, except members of the same household or those that attend together.
- Air Filtration — The Opera House and the City of Mineral Point ensure that the ventilation systems are in good working order.
- Hand Sanitizer — Hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol (EPA approved ethanol or isopropyl) will be placed in multiple, easily accessible public areas.
- Enhanced Cleaning — The theater will be carefully disinfected between all events. High-touch surfaces will be wiped down periodically with EPA-registered disinfectant.
- Modified Concessions — The Opera House will minimize cash transactions and encourage credit cards or contactless payments whenever possible.
- Mobile Ticketing — Tickets sales are available online to reduce the need to stand in line for tickets. Alternatives to paper tickets will be used whenever possible.
- Not Feeling Well? If you are experiencing a fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, or other symptoms that could be related to COVID-19, please stay home and we welcome you to join us again in the future.