Over the past couple of months, many organizations have written white papers and/or set up web pages on the impact of COVID-19 on the performing arts, reopening, bringing audiences back and more. I thought it would be helpful to bring them together into one post. So, here are summaries and links to some of the better resources. I hope at least one is helpful to you. Obviously newer information will be the most relevant, but the older information is still very useful.
The Event Safety Alliance recently published a 30-page The Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide. The guide is intended to help event industry professionals who are planning to reopen during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
The document covers a wide range of topics, from patron education to worker health and hygiene to production issues.
Some of the guidance is scalable, meaning it can be applied equally to events of any size. Where they had to choose, they focused on the circumstances of smaller, local events that will reopen first. Consequently, the Reopening Guide emphasizes things people can do rather than things they can buy, since money is likely to be especially tight for smaller events and venues that have been closed and may only partially reopen.
The Guide is available for free download.