Avoiding coronavirus in theaters
Call the theater or check its website to find out what protocols it has in place, such as whether the theater requires wearing masks at all times, said CNN Medical Analyst Dr. 리아나 웬, an emergency physician and visiting professor of health policy and management at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. You may have to make a reservation and check in online.
“또한, look at capacity and specifically the space,” 그녀는 덧붙였다. “A theater that’s in a small room with low ceilings (이다) very different from a large theater with very high ceilings and good ventilation. 그래서, look to see what kind of protocols they have for physical distancing. Ideally, there is at least 6-feet distance between you and other individuals. If that’s not able to be done, I wouldn’t go unless you’re vaccinated.”
Stay at least 6 feet away from people in other areas of the theater, such as the lobby, 게다가. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before and after you enter the theater. Ask the staff whether they regularly clean the theaters, but also bring sanitizing wipes to clean things such as seat arms if needed.
Popcorn, sodas and other snacks are standards of the moviegoing experience, but not during the pandemic. “You’re not able to do the things that you normally would, such as eating popcorn or eating a meal, without removing your mask,” said Regina Davis Moss, the associate executive director of health policy and practice at the American Public Health Association.
If you do, “there is a potential exposure,” 그녀는 덧붙였다. “To the extent that you can, I would limit eating food there.”
“I would feel better in a theater that does not allow food or drink,” Wen said, “because then people will have a better chance of keeping their mask on the whole time.”