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HEALTH & SAFTEY A THOUSAND WAYS (PART TWO): AN ENCOUNTER

At the heart of The Public’s return to in-person performances, is our commitment to health and safety protocols that ensure A THOUSAND WAYS (PART TWO): AN ENCOUNTER is a safe experience for you, the artists, and our staff.  We encourage you to check back to this page often for updates or create a Public Theater Account to keep up to date about our return to in-person programming. The Public will implement the following protocols from New York State, the City of New York, and our theatrical unions:

Last Updated: 06.21.2021

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THEATER ENTRY

FACE MASKS

PHYSICAL DISTANCING

CLEANING & SAFETY PROTOCOLS

CONCESSIONS & FOOD

RESTROOMS

THEATER ENTRY

  • Entry to the building is by timed entry. Please arrive at the time listed on your reminder email.
  • We encourage you to alert us by email or in person upon your arrival if you are concerned about any of the following. We would be glad to reschedule or refund your tickets.  
    • That you may have been in contact with a person has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 7 days.
    • That you are experiencing any symptoms of fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, the new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea. 
  • You will follow FACE MASKS standards as outlined below.

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FACE MASKS

  • Everyone, those vaccinated and unvaccinated, ages two (2) years and older, must wear a face always covering within the area in and around The Public.
  • Face coverings must cover the nose and mouth.
  • Cloth, surgical/3-ply, KN95, and 95 masks are permitted.
  • Cloth face coverings should be made of tightly woven fabric and ideally composed of two or three layers of material. Cloth masks must fit snugly around the nose and chin to prevent leakage of air; a nose wire may be helpful in achieving a close seal. They may not be made of lace or similarly open or web-like material.
  • Face shields can be used in addition to face coverings, but are not an acceptable alternative to face coverings, as described above.
  • Gaiters, bandanas, and face coverings with an exhalation valve are not permitted.
  • Masks will be made available if you do not bring your own. 

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PHYSICAL DISTANCING

  • Physical distancing, of at least six (6) feet, is still encouraged.
  • There will be a partition between you and the other audience member the entire time.

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CLEANING & SAFETY PROTOCOLS

  • At least once daily, The Public and their public spaces will be fully sanitized.
  • Your performance space and all props will be cleaned between each performance.
  • If used during a performance, assistive listening devices are cleansed using UV Light, and each patron will be issued personal earbuds for their own use.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout The Public for your use. 

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CONCESSIONS & FOOD

  • The Lobby Bar and The Library at The Public will be closed at The Public until further notice. 

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RESTROOMS

  • Signage will promote proper hand washing and hygiene practices.
  • Staff will clean and sanitize the restrooms frequently.

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