COVID-19 Resources🔗

Safe in Sound: A Reopening Checklist for the Live Entertainment Industry

Added Friday, May 14, 2021

As people in the U.S. continue to get vaccinated and cities and states begin to reopen, the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) and Event Safety Alliance (ESA), in partnership with Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP), Coalition of Performing Arts Centers, and National Independent Talent Organization (NITO) have joined together to research, create and present “Safe In Sound,” a free reopening checklist for the live entertainment industry. This toolkit was developed after consultation with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and based on the most up-to-date guidance and resources available at Guidance for COVID-19 | CDC. It serves as the framework for venues and promoters to reopen fully as safely as possible.

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Tokyo 2020 Playbook - International Federations

Added Wednesday, February 10, 2021

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee (Tokyo 2020) today published the first Playbook, a resource which outlines the personal responsibilities key stakeholders must take to play their role in ensuring safe and successful Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer.

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Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide - Six Month Update

Added Monday, November 30, 2020

The ESA have updated their reopening guide to highlight what they have learned about how event professionals might safely get through the pandemic, provide links to useful materials, and update prior recommendations.

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IAVM Public Assembly Facilities Recovery Guide

Added Monday, November 30, 2020

IAVM established the Reopen and Recovery Taskforce to develop and provide the written guidance, education, and training opportunities that will enable venue managers to prepare, respond, recover, and restore their venues to safe and operable event spaces. This taskforce is comprised of industry leadership from all venue types and influential allied organizations.

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Planning for Social Distancing at Sports Grounds

Added Monday, November 30, 2020

This guidance will help to equip sports grounds and clubs with the knowledge and guidance they need to plan for the return of fans with confidence. Importantly, it will help venues to determine a new safe capacity. The guidance is aimed at outdoor sports but many of the practical steps that we set out will be equally relevant to indoor sports.

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NCS⁴ Publishes COVID-19 Considerations Guide for the Sport and Entertainment Industry

Added Friday, July 24, 2020

COVID-19 has altered the way the sports industry operates and with uncertainty comes questions. The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security at The University of Southern Mississippi, created a task force comprised of sport, entertainment, and sports-medicine industry professionals to develop a guide of considerations to help venue/event owners and operators answer those questions to protect patrons, staff, and key stakeholders as they develop strategies to resume operations. Leveraging existing medical, government, and industry resources, the task force has created the NCS⁴ COVID-19 Considerations for Sports and Entertainment Venue and Events to help guide decision-makers through this unprecedented time.

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Collegiate Think Tank - Creating a Plan

Added Wednesday, August 12, 2020

A review of ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19 in sporting events, and an overview of strategies developed to resolve those concerns.

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U.S. Soccer PLAY ON Recommendations Guide

Added Wednesday, August 12, 2020

"U.S. Soccer recommends approaching your return-to-play activities sequentially through five phases. It is critical to assure processes, habits and strict compliance to your current phase, before advancing to the next."

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European Leagues' Overview

Added Wednesday, August 12, 2020

An overview of several European nations' plans and protocols for resuming sports competitions.

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Sports Grounds Safety Authority - Sport without Spectators Considerations

Added Wednesday, August 12, 2020

"This guidance offers advice and direction to certifying authorities in their discharge of powers under the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975 and Fire Safety and Safety of Places of Sport Act 1987 in respect of any proposal to play designated football matches with no spectators during the current COVID-19 pandemic restrictions."

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IAAPA Considerations for the Global Attractions Industry

Added Wednesday, August 12, 2020

"The principles and considerations outlined in the following publication were compiled from attractions operators around the world in consultation with an epidemiologist. They are designed to provide approaches for you to consider as you reopen your attraction in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic."

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Social Distancing Guidelines around the World

Added Wednesday, August 12, 2020

A comparison of social distancing guidelines in several different countries.

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WHO Key Planning Recommendations for Mass Gatherings in the Context of CV19

Added Wednesday, August 12, 2020

"The purpose of this document is to outline key planning considerations for the organizers of mass gatherings in the context of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. It should be read in conjunction with WHO's Public health for mass gatherings: Key considerations, which provides general advice on the public health aspects of mass events."

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FEMA: Coronavirus Rumor Control

Added Wednesday, April 15, 2020

"FEMA helps the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic."

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CDC: Workspace, School & Home Guidance PDF

Added Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The CDC's recommendations on "what every American and community can do now to decrease the spread of the coronavirus."

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DHS: COVID-19: Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure

Added Wednesday, April 15, 2020

"As the nation's risk advisor, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) brings our partners in industry and the full power of the federal government together to improve American cyber and infrastructure security."

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White House: Opening Up America Again

Added Monday, April 20, 2020

"President Trump has unveiled Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. These steps will help state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work, and continuing to protect American lives."

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CISA: Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers

Added Monday, April 20, 2020

"This document gives advisory guidance on defining essential critical infrastructure workers. Promoting the ability of such workers to continue to work during periods of community restriction, access management, social distancing, or closure orders/directives is crucial to community resilience and continuity of essential functions. The term 'workers' as used in this guidance is intended to apply to both employees and contractors performing the described functions."

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Statista: Coronavirus: Impact on the Sports Industry Worldwide

Added Friday, May 8, 2020

An overview on the widespread effects of Coronavirus on the sports industry, with numerous statistics and projections for the future.

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CDC Interim Guidance: Get Your Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events Ready for COVID-19

Added Tuesday, May 12, 2020

"This interim guidance is intended for organizers and staff responsible for planning mass gatherings or large community events in the United States. A mass gathering is a planned or spontaneous event with a large number of people in attendance that could strain the planning and response resources of the community hosting the event, such as a concert, festival, conference, or sporting event."

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ESA: The Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide

Added Friday, May 15, 2020

"The Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide is a collective work by event industry professionals to help our peers who are planning to reopen during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. This document contains no "best practices" that apply everywhere-- coronavirus creates different challenges depending on countless factors, including the size of the event, its geographic location, the physical space, and the anticipated attendees, to name just a few. Instead, in the order one would plan an event, we have identified reasonably foreseeable health risks and suggested options to mitigate them."

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