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Are Broadway Theatres Safe Amid Coronavirus? Broadway League Speaks Out

Are Broadway Theatres Safe Amid Coronavirus? Broadway League Speaks Out

Are you concerned about being in a Broadway theatre surrounded by a thousand other people amid the Coronavirus outbreak? The Broadway League is speaking out to assure fans that they are keeping theaters safe.

The organization will be adding alcohol-based sanitizer dispensers in the lobbies of all theatres and public and backstage areas will be cleaned and disinfected more frequently than they usually are every day.

Anyone with tickets to a Broadway show who is feeling unwell is encouraged to stay at home and exchanged their tickets for another date.

“The Broadway League is closely monitoring the evolving coronavirus situation on behalf of the Broadway community,” the statement read. “The safety and security of our theatregoers and employees is our highest priority. We are following the lead of our city, state, and federal elected officials as we implement strategies recommended by public health authorities and the Center for Disease Control in all of our theatres and offices as all productions continue to play as scheduled.”

“We have significantly increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting in all public and backstage areas beyond the standard daily schedule, and we have added alcohol-based sanitizer dispensers for public use in the lobby of every theatre. We invite patrons to make use of soap, paper towels, and tissues available in all restrooms. We remain vigilant, and we are prepared to make decisions based on current recommendations, as well as in response to changing conditions,” the statement continued.

The League concluded, “Anyone who is experiencing cold or flu symptoms, or who is not feeling well, is encouraged to stay home and contact the point of purchase for more information about ticket exchanges and policies.”

It was just announced that the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas has been canceled.

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