COVID-19 Reopening Info

OPEN, SAFE AND READY TO SEAT YOU We have been closely monitoring the ever-changing COVID-19 situation through the Governor’s office, our theater partners, and staying current with varying conditions.  As our level of comfort increases, we are implementing a phased plan to bring patrons back to the Theatre and allowing more significant interaction inside the different areas of our facility. That means, over the coming weeks, as conditions hopefully approve and state and local guidelines allow, we will be reopening the Theatre to films and performances, implementing a revised slate of entertainment and welcoming patrons back inside our Theatre. Please understand that although we will be able to offer greater Theatre access, your experience may be slightly different, as we’ve implemented new health procedures to help limit the spread of the Coronavirus and meet the reopening guidelines of the State of Oregon. The following is our full plan for reopening.  This plan will be made available at the Theatre upon request.  Enjoy the show!

WHILE IN THE LIBERTY THEATRE

  • Maintain social distancing of six feet
    • Groups of up to 10 are allowed together
  • Do not enter the Theatre if you have been asked to self-isolate or are not feeling well
  • Masks are required for Theatre employees, volunteers, contractors, and patrons
  • Restrooms and Concessions will be open during the performances and shows
    • During events that last longer than an hour, the restrooms and concessions areas will close and reopen every hour for cleaning
  • Cleaning staff on premises during every performance and show
    • Hourly sanitization of restrooms as recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and state reopening guidelines
    • Sanitization between shows as recommended by CDC
  • Patrons, staff, and volunteers will be given direction on specific entry/exit areas and arrival/departure times

STRATEGY

Start slow and learn as we go.

  • Review our process following each event
  • Start with films to limit contact backstage
  • Progress to small, local shows to attract an audience with a lower risk
  • Stay in close communication with state, county, and city officials for reopening guidance
    • Oregon Venue and Event Operators
    • Oregon Restaurants and Bars
    • Oregon Indoor Gathering Spaces
  • Monitor other Theatres
  • Be ready to open more seats as allowed and as our community dictates
  • Ensure patrons feel safe by addressing concerns on an individual basis

HEALTH

  • Employees, contractors, volunteers, and patrons required to stay home if not feeling well
  • Employees, contractors, and volunteers are required to wear masks
  • Patrons are required to wear masks
  • Hand sanitizer is available at every entrance to the Liberty complex
  • All water fountains have been disabled
  • Ventilation systems are operating properly
  • Arrival and departure times will be staggered to the best of our ability
  • Separate entrances/exits will be used for staff, volunteers, and patrons
  • Plexiglass barriers have been installed in our ticket office and concession stand
  • Maintain a social distance of at least six feet
    • Groups of up to 10 are allowed together
    • Avoid congregating in vestibule, lobbies and concession areas
    • Social distancing monitors will ensure compliance with CDC and state guidelines
  • Ticket scanners in use to limit touch
  • Concessions stand procedures will meet the Oregon Restaurant and Bar guidelines, as outlined below

CLEANING

  • The facility has been deep cleaned after the extended closure
  • Thoroughly clean all areas of venue between events using disinfectants on the EPA approved list
  • Cleaning staff on premises during every performance and show
    • Hourly sanitization of restrooms as recommended by CDC
  • Clean and disinfect all technical equipment, sound gear, microphones, etc., between uses

COMMUNICATION

  • Check our Facebook page @libertytheaterastoria or website for the most current information about your event
  • Signs have been posted at every entrance, restrooms, and in common areas to meet state guidelines
    • Listing COVID-19 symptoms
    • Mask and social distance requirements
    • Handwashing guidelines
    • Restroom and concessions closure times for cleaning during the event

TICKETING

  • All shows will be reserved seating
  • The standard capacity of 640 is reduced to ____ as determined by square footage and spacing requirements
  • Patron information must be gathered for CDC and state contract tracing requirements
  • Glass barriers have been installed to limit contact with staff and volunteers
  • Online purchases are encouraged to limit contact with staff and volunteers
  • Mobile ticket scanners will be in use to limit contact with staff and volunteers

CONCESSIONS

  • If applicable, intermission length will be increased to allow for social distancing in our restrooms and concessions areas
  • Capacity in concessions is limited to ____ as determined by square footage and spacing requirements
  • All food will be prepackaged
  • Staff and volunteers are required to wear gloves and masks at all times.  Gloves will be changed often between cleaning and food handling
  • All on-site food and beverage consumption legally ends at 10 pm
  • Contact surfaces are disinfected between customers
  • Counter and bar seating is prohibited
  • Designated spots for customers to wait in line have been marked on the floor
  • One beverage may be purchased in advance with your ticket to limit contact time
  • Food handling, hygiene, and safety signage is clearly posted in our concessions staff area
  • Touchless transactions for Liberty Cups: patron will remove and replace their lids with verbal help from staff/volunteer if needed
  • Touchless purchases for patrons using credit cards
  • Staff and volunteers will sanitize their hands after every customer
  • Concessions items must be consumed in your seat; masks must be work in all common areas.

McTAVISH ROOM EVENTS

  • Capacity is limited to 50 people, including staff and volunteers for non-social gatherings
  • Social gatherings are limited to 25 people, including staff and volunteers

ALTHOUGH WE ARE TAKING EXTRA PRECAUTIONS FOR YOUR SAFETY DURING OUR EVENTS, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL NOT BE EXPOSED TO COVID-19 WHILE ON THE PREMISES.  BY PURCHASING A TICKET TO AN EVENT YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THERE IS AN INHERENT RISK OF EXPOSURE AND THAT YOU VOLUNTARILY ASSUME THE RISK.