Corona Virus Updates for the Creative Sector
Recent events have impacted each of our lives in many ways. Local leaders are working to restore calm and inject economic support. The extent of that funding and the future timing of strong local business and the creative economy is only possible if members of our community provide data accurately and efficiently. We hope you will participate in the three surveys below so we may have a better understanding of the needs in Western Connecticut. It is a lot of assessing, we know, but necessary to help make decisions for relief and support efforts moving forward. Thank you in advance!
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is posting its latest updated information [cdc.gov] on an ongoing basis and recommends connecting to your state, territorial [cdc.gov] and local [naccho.org] health agencies for location-specific guidance.
- ArtsReady [artsready.org] and NCAPER [ncaper.org] (National Coalition for Arts Preparedness and Emergency Response) are regularly updating their sites with arts-specific resources and advice.
- The CDC recently issued guidance on how to Get Your Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events Ready for Coronavirus Disease [cdc.gov].
- ArtsReady has circulated practical examples of measures being implemented by cultural organizations, including this March 6 New York Times article [nytimes.com] and this February 26 ArtsReady Alert [mailchi.mp].
- COVID-19/Coronavirus Resources & Information for the Museum Field [aam-us.org], from the American Alliance of Museums, contains advice applicable to museums and other cultural venues.
- Two webinars—Theatre Communications Group’s Coronavirus Preparedness Webinar [vimeo.com] and the Event Safety Alliance’s Prepare Your Organization for the Coronavirus Disease Outbreak [eventsafetyalliance.webinarninja.com]—may be of particular interest to performing arts groups.
- The League of American Orchestras coronavirus resources page [americanorchestras.org] includes examples of sample audience communications as well as other readiness recommendations.
- Americans for the Arts offers basic individual prevention measures [blog.americansforthearts.org] to share with attendees, program participants and employees.