Entertainment Guidelines

Entertainment Phased Guidelines

This includes Sporting Events, Concerts, Rodeos, Parades, Convention Centers, Theatres, Museums, Zoos, Aquariums, Aviaries, Botanical Gardens, Indoor Arenas, and Wedding Venues

Updated 9/16/2020


As of June 19, 2020, the following counties have transitioned to the GREEN risk phase: BEAVER, GARFIELD, and KANE County. For updated guidelines specific to these counties from the State COVID website, please visit the link below. 

YELLOW – LOW RISK

IRON and WASHINGTON COUNTIES

In-person operation of this industry is allowable under increased cleaning regimen
  • Follow all employer guidelines outlined HERE
  • No temporary mass gatherings as defined in Rule R392-400
  • Event size can exceed 50 individuals if organizational oversight can be provided that ensures guidelines are followed. Formal organizations will complete event management template. This document must be kept and available for inspection by the local health officer or designee
  • Event organizational oversight must ensure:
    • Physical distancing is still promoted and maintained wherever feasible at the event
    • Face coverings are worn by individuals at the event when physical distancing is not feasible
    • At non-seated events, collection of event attendee contact information is encouraged to help identify and use a direct approach to contact potential exposures
  • Event venues with seating will maintain a 6-foot distance between household groups or will be allowed to fill each seat as long as:
    • Face coverings are worn by individuals at the event when physical distancing is not feasible and
    • A required record of seating assignments and contact information for each party is kept for 21 days following the event
    • Extra hygiene and sanitization practices in place, for example:
      • Dedicated staff for sanitizing high-touch areas
      • Encourage contactless payment; disinfect between transactions at facility stores/gift shops and comply with other retail recommendations
    • Event does not exceed 6,000 individuals for outdoor events and 3,000 individuals for indoor events; this may be increased based on data and milestone trends
  • Organizations are encouraged to utilize the Healthy Together mobile app to help contain the spread of COVID19 among its employees and patrons
  • Set an established window time for high-risk groups to come in without pressure from crowds and/or separate entrances and queues
  • Maintain signage to remind and help individuals stand at least 6 feet apart when in common areas or while visiting exhibits (museums, zoos, aquariums, aviaries, botanical gardens, etc.)
  • Participants (players, performers, actors, etc.) in events should have their symptoms checked, including temperature checks when feasible. Those who are symptomatic cannot participate and should self-quarantine
  • If a participant has been in close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19, they should be excluded from participation for at least 14 days from their last exposure
Concessions
  • Serving and seating protocols consistent with restaurant guidance
  • Maintain 6-foot distancing for all lines
  • Encourage contactless payment
  • To the extent reasonable, serve grab-and-go food items
  • Any concessions/restaurant seating is compliant with restaurant dine-in recommendations


RED

In-person operation of this industry is allowable under increased cleaning regimen and operational protocols in place to ensure safe distancing restrictions are met
  • Follow all employer guidelines outlined HERE
  • Spectators encouraged to attend remotely
  • A 10-foot distance must be maintained between individual household groups at all times while seated
  • For reserved-seating facilities, facility capacity is dependent on ability to block reserved seats (demonstrated on digital seat map) to ensure safe radius
  • Set an established window time for high-risk groups to come in without pressure from crowds and/or separate entrances and queues
  • Limit the number of people in a confined area to enable adequate distancing at all times
  • Maintain signage to remind and help individuals stand at least 6 feet apart when in common areas or while visiting exhibits (museums, zoos, aquariums, aviaries, botanical gardens, etc.)
  • Congregating at any point is not allowed
  • Encourage contactless payment; disinfect between transactions and comply with other retail recommendations
  • Participants (players, performers, actors, etc.) in events should have their symptoms checked
  • Electronic tickets and playbills encouraged in place of paper

ORANGE

In-person operation of this industry is allowable under increased cleaning regimen and operational protocols in place to ensure safe distancing restrictions are met
  • Follow all employer guidelines outlined HERE
  • Controlled entrance and exit points that enable social distancing guidelines to be maintained
  • Ability to track attendance
  • No temporary mass gatherings as defined in Rule R392-400
  • Event size can exceed 20 individuals if organizational oversight can be provided that ensures guidelines are followed
  • A 6-foot distance must be maintained between household groups at all times including while seated
  • For reserved-seating facilities, facility capacity is dependent on ability to block reserved seats (demonstrated on digital seat map) to ensure safe radius
  • Set an established window time for high-risk groups to come in without pressure from crowds and/or separate entrances and queues
  • Limit the number of people in a confined area to enable adequate distancing at all times
  • Maintain signage to remind and help individuals stand at least 6 feet apart when in common areas or while visiting exhibits (museums, zoos, aquariums, aviaries, botanical gardens, etc.)
  • Congregating at any point is not allowed
  • Encourage contactless payment; disinfect between transactions at facility stores/gift shops and comply with other retail recommendations
  • Participants (players, performers, actors, etc.) in events should have their symptoms checked, including temperature checks when feasible. Those who are symptomatic cannot participate and should self-quarantine
  • If a participant has been in close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19, they should be excluded from participation for at least 14 days from their last exposure
  • Dedicated staff for sanitizing high-touch areas
Concessions
  • Serving and seating protocols consistent with restaurant guidance
  • Maintain 6-foot distancing for all lines
  • Encourage contactless payment
  • To the extent reasonable, serve grab-and-go food items
  • Any concessions/restaurant seating is compliant with restaurant dine-in recommendations

YELLOW

In-person operation of this industry is allowable under increased cleaning regimen
  • Follow all employer guidelines outlined HERE
  • No temporary mass gatherings as defined in Rule R392-400
  • Event size can exceed 50 individuals if organizational oversight can be provided that ensures guidelines are followed. Formal organizations will complete event management template. This document must be kept and available for inspection by the local health officer or designee
  • Event organizational oversight must ensure:
    • Physical distancing is still promoted and maintained wherever feasible at the event
    • Face coverings are worn by individuals at the event when physical distancing is not feasible
    • At non-seated events, collection of event attendee contact information is encouraged to help identify and use a direct approach to contact potential exposures
  • Event venues with seating will maintain a 6-foot distance between household groups or will be allowed to fill each seat as long as:
    • Face coverings are worn by individuals at the event when physical distancing is not feasible and
    • A required record of seating assignments and contact information for each party is kept for 21 days following the event
    • Extra hygiene and sanitization practices in place, for example:
      • Dedicated staff for sanitizing high-touch areas
      • Encourage contactless payment; disinfect between transactions at facility stores/gift shops and comply with other retail recommendations
    • Event does not exceed 6,000 individuals for outdoor events and 3,000 individuals for indoor events; this may be increased based on data and milestone trends
  • Organizations are encouraged to utilize the Healthy Together mobile app to help contain the spread of COVID19 among its employees and patrons
  • Set an established window time for high-risk groups to come in without pressure from crowds and/or separate entrances and queues
  • Maintain signage to remind and help individuals stand at least 6 feet apart when in common areas or while visiting exhibits (museums, zoos, aquariums, aviaries, botanical gardens, etc.)
  • Participants (players, performers, actors, etc.) in events should have their symptoms checked, including temperature checks when feasible. Those who are symptomatic cannot participate and should self-quarantine
  • If a participant has been in close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19, they should be excluded from participation for at least 14 days from their last exposure
Concessions:
  • Serving and seating protocols consistent with restaurant guidance
  • Maintain 6-foot distancing for all lines
  • Encourage contactless payment
  • To the extent reasonable, serve grab-and-go food items
  • Any concessions/restaurant seating is compliant with restaurant dine-in recommendations

GREEN

Refer to the General Guidelines for Employers HERE

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