AVL Arts Town Hall
Implementing Health & Safety Protocols
September 21, 2021 from 12 – 1:30 PM
Photos (left to right): Liz Whalen Tallent (The Orange Peel/ Rabbit Rabbit), Fletcher Tove (BCDHHS), Jon Fillman (City of Asheville), Rae Geoffrey (Wortham Center for the Performing Arts), John Zara (The Grey Eagle), Katie Hild (Salvage Station), Bob Hinkle (White Horse), Chris Corl (Harrah’s Cherokee Center), and Jeff Santiago (The Orange Peel/ Rabbit Rabbit).
Event producers are facing many new challenges as COVID levels continue to fluctuate. During this AVL Arts Town Hall, several local venues operators- including representatives from The Orange Peel, Rabbit Rabbit, Harrah’s Cherokee Center- Asheville, Salvage Station, The Grey Eagle, White Horse Black Mountain, and Wortham Center for the Performing Arts- discussed their current COVID protocols, lessons they have learned, and issues they are still facing. Liz Whalen Tallent moderated the discussion and Buncombe County Health Preparedness Director Fletcher Tove and City of Asheville Community Event Manager Jon Fillman were also be on hand to help answer questions.
Header image courtesy of Curve Theory.
- For Arts Sake, Wear a Mask! Campaign
- Buncombe County Mask Mandate (Extended thru Oct. 29)
- Buncombe County COVID-19 Resources
- Buncombe County COVID-19 Testing Guide
- Chamber Town Hall: Considering Vaccine Requirements in the Workplace
- NCDHHS: Interim Guidance for Events and Festivals
- NCDHHS: Interim Guidance for Indoor and Outdoor Venues
- NCDHHS: Interim Guidance for Weddings and Celebrations
- NCDHHS: Communities & Events
- NCDHHS: Critical Infrastructure PPE Request Form
- NCPC: Vaccine and/or Negative Test Cheat Sheet
- International Festivals & Events COVID-19 Resources
- Safe in Sound: Reopening Checklist for the Live Entertainment Industry
Free Testing Site
Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville
Jan Davis Lobby (front entrance to the facility at the Box Office)
Open Monday – Friday from 10 am – 2 pm (starting 9/27)
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