It has been a year since we’ve had a performance at the Mineral Point Opera House, but if you’re anything like us, it feels like forever. Rest assured, we are constantly evaluating local conditions and CDC guidelines in order to get back to 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, once we do get things going:
- Masks Required — All staff and volunteers must wear a face covering or mask. Patrons must wear a face covering at all times, except as noted by the CDC and herein. Those who are unwilling to wear a face covering will be denied entry.
- 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 — The MPOH will explore novel options to minimize the number of patrons in an auditorium. 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 will ensure that the ventilation systems will be in good working order.
- Hand Sanitizer — Hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol (EPA approved ethanol or isopropyl) will be liberally placed in easily accessible public areas, and patrons will be encouraged by staff and appropriately placed signage to practice hand hygiene.
- Enhanced Cleaning — The theater will be carefully disinfected between all events. High-touch surfaces should be wiped down periodically with EPA-registered disinfectant.
- Health Training — All staff and volunteers will be trained on the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 as well as local theatre policies and procedures.
- Modified Concessions — The Opera House will minimize cash transactions and encourage credit cards or contactless payments whenever possible.
- Mobile Ticketing — Tickets sales will be available online or via phone whenever feasible 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.