Ohio Releases Guidelines For Performing Arts To Reopen< < Back to
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The state has released a reopening plan for the performing arts which takes into account the many variables that come with live theater and music, such as food and intermission. However, a final health order has yet to be signed.
Janet Chen, CEO of ProMusica Chamber Orchestra in Columbus, says they believe they can reopen and keep people safe.
“Artists, we’re creative people and I think many of us have come up with really proactive and creative solutions so we can balance that safety with the artistry and still bring music, in our case, to the community,” says Chen.
The audience must avoid gathering during intermissions and the food vendors must follow the same rules as restaurants.
A health order with a start date has yet to be signed. Gov. Mike DeWine’s office says the details are still being worked out.