Phase 4 Reopening Guidelines for Theater and Gallery

Apr. 12, 2021

Reopening theater and gallery - phase 4 2021 - Cotuit Center for the Arts

Face coverings must be worn by all staff, volunteers, patrons, and visitors. Exceptions include children under the age of two and those unable to wear a face-covering due to medical condition or disability.

Patrons may only remove face coverings in the actual act of eating and drinking. Face coverings are required at all other times while seated.

Signage is posted throughout the gallery and theater to encourage hand washing frequently and to sanitize hands. Sanitizing stations are placed in the gallery and theater.

Signage is also posted to remind everyone of social distancing. Visitors from the same household are not required to social distance themselves from each other.

CCFTA follows federal guidelines (CDC and EPA) when determining which specific cleaning and disinfection products shall be used and how.

Our facility is cleaned by a professional company weekly or as often as necessary. And maintained by our staff daily.

Restrooms are disinfected daily and if needed, more than once.

One person will be allowed in the restroom at a time, a notice has been placed on the door.

Overall capacity will be monitored by a staff member or volunteer at the entrance to ensure capacity compliance. Admission capacity limits will be set in accordance with state guidelines.

Main Theater:

Volunteers will disinfect commonly touched surfaces before the show and after. They will use gloves when cleaning surfaces and throwing out any trash.

Social distancing requirements within the theater space will be maintained.

Contactless check-in will be applied. Volunteers will check in all patrons using a door list, no paper tickets will be accepted.

No more than 65 tickets holders will be admitted to the Main Theater for any single performance.

All doors leading into the theater will be propped open before and after performances, to allow fresh air to circulate throughout the building, and to ensure avoiding a crowd exiting or entering.


Contactless payments will be encouraged. Bartender will be masked and wearing gloves. A plastic divider will be placed in front of the bartender to avoid direct contact with a patron. If a bartender handles cash, they will have to change out gloves and sanitize hands before putting fresh, clean gloves on.