As coronavirus COVID-19 spreads across the U.S., we recognize that this health concern presents special challenges for the arts sector, especially those hosting mass gatherings, such as performances, festivals, screenings, and the like.
We would like to take this opportunity to direct our friends in the arts to a few valuable resources. Americans for the Arts has released information and tips to help the arts sector prepare. ArtsReady has also shared information for event venues.
The CDC recently issued guidance on how to Get Your Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events Ready for Coronavirus Disease.
COVID-19/Coronavirus Resources & Information for the Museum Field, from the American Alliance of Museums, contains advice applicable to museums and other cultural venues.
Two webinars—Theatre Communications Group’s Coronavirus Preparedness Webinar and the Event Safety Alliance’s Prepare Your Organization for the Coronavirus Disease Outbreak—may be of particular interest to performing arts groups.
The League of American Orchestras’ coronavirus resources page includes examples of sample audience communications as well as other readiness recommendations.
The Mississippi State Department of Health is also providing resources for the general public via its website as well as a call center dedicated to coronavirus inquiries. Call 1-877-978-6453 with any questions you may have.
Below you will find links to documents and resources that may be helpful to you for emergency preparedness and recovery.
General Links for Emergency Preparedness
Visit MAC’s Emergency Preparedness page for more information.
For more information, please contact
Kristen Brandt, Arts Industry Director and Disaster Recovery Contact (601) 359-6075 or firstname.lastname@example.org