The Ada Arts Council (AAC) has been closely monitoring local, state, and national government restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). For all future large gatherings we will be following guidance and recommendations from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
However, if you are sick, feel you are getting sick (fever, cough, chills, shortness of breath, etc.), or have been exposed to someone sick recently we ask that you please stay home and do not attend our large gathering events out of safety for all attendees. Currently, older adults and persons with underlying health conditions are considered to be at increased risk of severe illness and complications from COVID-19. Examples of underlying health conditions include heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, people with weakened immune systems, and people who are pregnant. The CDC recommends that people in high-risk groups consult with their healthcare provider about attending any large gathering.
If you do choose to attend our events please keep in mind the CDC recommendations on how to keep yourself and others healthy:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
if soap and water are not available.
Lastly, if you choose to get vaccinated and have not already received the COVID-19 vaccine go to vaccines.gov to get an appointment to help protect yourself and our community.
All attendees may wear a mask if they choose to and ample space will be provided to accommodate social distancing for all events. Judgment towards those choosing to continue to mask or social distance will not be tolerated at any events or gatherings.
The AAC will continue to provide updates as the situation evolves. Information is available at adaartsok.org and our social media channels. We would also like to offer our sincerest thanks and appreciation for all frontline healthcare workers that continue to keep us all safe right now. Their dedication to our health and safety is something that does not go unnoticed.
Thank you for your support.
-Ada Arts Council