How To Protect Yourself From Evolving Health Risks At Sports and Entertainment Venues

Sports and entertainment venues connect communities through exciting performances or beloved pastimes like dancing, karaoke, or bowling—but these venues carry considerable health risks for workers and visitors if they fail to take the appropriate precautions.

Defending Against Health Risks At Entertainment Venues

Entertainment venues are commonly associated with large crowds in potentially tight spaces, leaving workers and visitors with many questions about how to protect against ongoing health risks like COVID:

  • What steps can minimize the risk of disease transmission?

  • How can we safely navigate high-traffic crowds throughout the venue?

  • What are the best practices for cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces?

With these questions in mind, AIHA has created this “Healthier Workplaces and Schools eBook” to offer practical advice for employers, workers, visitors, and vendors to reduce the risk of transmitting illnesses. The guidance borrows from the latest advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and expert advice from leading health and government organizations.

This guidance applies to various sports and entertainment venues, including batting cages, billiard and pool halls, bowling alleys, golf courses, movie theaters, indoor arcades, karaoke rooms, wine tastings, local live theaters, music and dance halls, and casinos.

These guidelines share actionable steps to protect your health at an entertainment venue, including information on the following areas:

What employers and staff can do to minimize the spread of illness:

  • Recommended PPE for workers and vendors

  • How to properly disinfect high-touch surfaces and seating

  • Strategies to stagger screenings, shows, and events to improve attendee safety

What customers and visitors can do to protect themselves:

  • Self-monitoring practices and how to know if you should not attend a sports or entertainment event

  • Hygiene recommendations, including how frequently to wash your hands at an entertainment venue

  • What to do if you have to cough or sneeze at a sports or entertainment venue

Download our “Healthier Workplaces and Schools eBook” today to learn how to attend a sports or entertainment venue safely.