Entertainment (Movie Theaters)

Phase 1

The State has moved beyond Phase 1, but the description, health measures and participants for Phase 1 are included for reference purposes only.

Function Description:

  • Business is closed to the public
  • Employees furloughed or work from home if possible

Public Health Measures:

  • Disinfect incoming deliveries and packages regularly
  • Schedule shipping and deliveries with limited interaction
  • Snack bar items available for take-out only

Participants:

  • Employers / Employees

Phase 2 (Current Stage)

Function Description:

  • Business is closed to the public
  • Offer online entertainment options if possible
  • Employees furloughed or work from home if possible
  • Essential employees for reopening preparation on-site with PPE and social distance

Public Health Measures:

  • Professionally clean and sanitize venue
  • Reconfigure venue to limit crowd sizes and maintain distancing
  • Implement new PPE as appropriate for all employees, according to their position
  • Install cleaning/disinfection stations as appropriate
  • Disinfect equipment and incoming deliveries and packages regularly
  • Schedule shipping and deliveries with limited interaction

Participants:

  • Employers / Employees

Phase 3 (Future Stage)

Function Description:

  • Venue opens to the public with modified hours and reduced capacity limits as needed to maintain social distancing and demand
  • Reduced audience size
  • Increased transition time between performances or events to allow for cleaning and reduce traffic

Public Health Measures:

  • Reconfigure venue as needed to maintain social distancing in all areas (i.e., lobby, audience chamber, seating areas)
  • Leave seat vacant between family groups for social distancing, implementing a reserved seating system if possible.
  • Implement signage/distancing tools to communicate cleaning and social distancing requirements
  • Limit waiting areas to minimal seating capacity
  • Post signage at exterior storefront to promote hygiene best practices and advise clients what to expect upon entry
  • Minimize merchandising displays to discourage high touch contact points
  • Wipe down seats between shows
  • Require food service through snack bar only
  • Use Plexiglass or plastic barriers at workstations where possible
  • Sanitize venue after each use
  • Place sanitizing and disinfectant cleaners as appropriate
  • Monitor/report employee symptoms and health status per State/County guidelines

Participants:

  • Employers / Employees / Clients

Phase 4 (Future Stage)

Function Description:

  • Venue is fully functional

Public Health Measures:

  • Maintain enhanced safety, cleaning, and hygiene procedures and protocols
  • Post signage in common areas promoting hygiene and disinfection

Participants:

  • Employers / Employees / Clients