Special Message on COVID-19
- Dates: March 16, 2020 - April 17, 2020
- Recurrence: Recurring daily
- Location: Wortham Theater Center
- Address: 501 Texas Ave
- Area of Town: Downtown
Welcome to the Wortham Theater Center. Every day, we have the fortune of serving a wide variety of guests in our facility. Our top priority is, and will remain, the well-being and safety of our visitors and our community. We take all concerns about COVID-19 seriously and have taken measures to mitigate risk and prevent the spread of the virus in the building. We are monitoring the situation and are following directives of the national government, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Houston Health Department, and the City of Houston Mayor’s Office in responding to the situation.
Our facility has undertaken rigorous cleaning and sanitation measures since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak. These measures have been added to enhance the daily measures already in place to ensure a clean and healthy environment. We have hand sanitizing stations located throughout the facility and are displaying messaging to encourage proper hand-washing techniques. We do, however, encourage everyone to use their best judgement when it comes to determining whether to attend an event.
If you are sick, stay home. Your health, and the health of those around you, is paramount. Per the Houston Health Department, we encourage those who are most vulnerable to suffering severe symptoms from COVID-19 to avoid public gatherings including:
- People 60 and over
- People with underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes
- People who have weakened immune systems
- People who are pregnant
Finally, we ask for your help to educate yourself about the facts of COVID-19 to avoid spreading misinformation. Above all, we are a community and maintaining respect, kindness, and good stewardship is the key to combating fear and panic surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. Please see the list below for trusted resources with quality information about what you can do to keep yourself healthy.