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UPDATE: Wellness measures


March 11, 2020

Here at Images Cinema, as concerns about the coronavirus and COVID-19 continue, we believe that being well-informed is vital to the well-being of our community. We are paying close attention to the latest developments and activity surrounding the virus. As we move forward, we will strive to share information and keep the community informed about our own response efforts.

First, it bears repeating that if you are not feeling well, if you are showing any symptoms or if you have been in contact with anyone who may be ill, please stay at home and consult your health care provider. We are asking this of our staff and volunteers, and it is the advice we are giving to our friends and family.

Additionally, if you are in a population that has been identified as more vulnerable to the virus, please use your best judgement regarding public travel. On Monday, I detailed some measures we had recently implemented at the theater—installing touchfree hand sanitizer dispensers, amplifying our cleaning efforts for heavily-trafficked areas and surfaces and removing our community blankets.

As of today, we are taking additional steps to further reduce opportunities for infection. Moving forward, we will be reducing the number of tickets available to each screening by 50%. This will provide space and capacity for audience members to practice "social distancing" when choosing their seats in the auditorium.

We will reduce the points of contact at the box office by requesting customers scan their own membership cards and swipe their own credit cards. We will also no longer give out paper tickets, unless they are specifically requested by the customer.

We are providing disinfecting wipes in the theater, so viewers who would like to can wipe down their chosen seats before the film.

We are providing hand sanitizer so people can disinfect before touching items on the concessions counter, including our popcorn seasonings.

In the days and weeks to come, we will continue to closely monitor all available sources of information from local, state and national agencies, as well as engage in conversation with the community-at-large. As the situation develops, we will reassess the measures we can take to mitigate the risk to our staff, volunteers and patrons.

As before, if anyone has any questions or thoughts, please feel free to contact me directly.

Thank you for your attention, care and consideration.