Venues And Events

 **All businesses should refer to the Oregon Health Authority for complete guidance **

Phase 2: Venues And Event Operators (Theatres, Movie Theatres, Churches)

Physical Distancing
  • Maintain physical distance of at least six (6) feet per person, except for members of the same party
  • Prohibit parties of more than 10 people
  • Determine seating and configuration of parties to comply with all physical distancing requirements
  • Post signs to require physical distancing throughout facility 
  • Limit the gathering capacity to a maximum of 250 people or the number of people, including staff, based on a determination of capacity, whichever is less
  • Determine maximum occupancy of each indoor and outdoor area (35 sq ft recommended), and limit number of individuals on the premises accordingly
  • Do not combine parties or allow shared seating for individuals not in the same party
  • Assign a physical distancing monitor to ensure compliance with all distancing requirements, including at entrances, exits, restrooms and any other area where people may congregate
Prevention Practices
  • Provide handwashing stations (preferred) or hand sanitizer (60-95% alcohol content) throughout the facility for employees and attendees/participants to use
  • Use metal detectors and wands in lieu of search or pat down
  • Close water fountains, except those designed to refill water bottles in a contact-free manner
  • Ensure that ventilation systems operate properly
  • Require reservations or advanced ticket purchase for public events
  • Maintain contact information of purchasers/attendees for public and private events
Monitoring for Symptoms
  • Post signs that clearly list COVID-19 symptoms
  • Direct employees and attendees/participants with symptoms to stay or return home
  • Maintain contact information of purchasers/attendees for public and private events


Benton County Back to Business Guide

Oregon Health Authority Sector-specific Guidance


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