Posted on: March 5, 2020

Statement regarding COVID-19/Coronavirus- March 5, 2020

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The Classic Center is closely monitoring the international outbreak of COVID-19, a respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus identified in Wuhan, China. The Classic Center is taking precautionary steps to maintain and monitor building cleanliness for our guests. As of today, The Classic Center remains open and operational, and event cancellations are at the discretion of the event organizer. Please check with event organizers for event status.

For the foreseeable future, all Classic Center ticketed performances are taking place as scheduled. Should an event be rescheduled all patrons will be notified via email, social media, and website announcements. Patrons who purchase tickets to a show that has rescheduled will have an opportunity to transfer their tickets to the new date. Should the event be canceled, all patrons will receive a full refund.

The health and safety of our clients, guests, visitors, and employees continues to be a top priority. Our virus and infection control protocols are outlined below.

Situational Awareness

The Classic Center actively follows Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for Business and Employers recommendations, and we continue to monitor the current outbreak.

Messaging to the Public

The Classic Center recommends guests stay informed on COVID-19. Resources include:

Recommendations for the general public to help prevent the spread of respiratory virus like COVID-19 are as follows:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Mitigation at The Classic Center

For guests and visitors: The Classic Center encourages good personal hygiene habits by providing hand sanitizing stations throughout the venue. They are in high-traffic areas, such as the main lobby outside of Athena Ballroom, Grand Hall prefunction before the Atrium entry, and the main level in the Foundry building.

For our employees: The Classic Center staff receives ongoing training and updates about public health concerns and adheres to thorough cleaning protocol in high-touch areas.

Onsite Response

Should someone with symptoms of a virus be identified or self-report upon entering the facility, The Classic Center suggests bringing that individual to a first aid station located at the bottom of the main lobby escalator. If the first aid station is not open, they are to contact Classic Center Security by calling 706.207.6180.

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