Opera in the Outfield Health and Safety Protocols
Top Things You Should Know
All event attendees must purchase tickets in advance of the event. As a general practice, no tickets will be printed and handed on-site. Instead, box office personnel will email tickets to a customer’s device to be printed at home or scanned off a device.
Face coverings are required for all guests, artists, and staff.
A one-minute yes/no symptom screening is required before proceeding to CHS Field. If you are symptomatic, have a symptomatic individual in your household, or have been exposed to a known or suspected case of COVID-19, please stay safe at home. Guests will be subject to health screenings prior to entry to the ballpark.
Only cashless transactions will be available at all points of sale throughout the ballpark.
Reduced Seating Capacities
In compliance with Minnesota Department of Health guidelines, seating will be sectioned off in six distinct areas with a maximum capacity of 250 people per area for a total capacity of 1375. The full capacity of CHS Field stands at around 13,000, leaving ample room to physically distance.
Enhanced Cleaning Procedures
The scope and regularity of washdowns and cleanings in increased throughout the ballpark.
Physical Distancing Standards
Physical distance floor markers will be placed at entry points and concession stands throughout the ballpark. We ask that all guests follow MDH guidelines and maintain six feet of distance from other patrons throughout their visit. Signage will be placed throughout the ballpark to remind attendees to maintain physical distancing. In restrooms, every other stall and sink have been blocked off to promote physical distancing. Wearing your required mask does not negate the need to physically distance.
Approaching the Ballpark
To ensure physical distancing and proper traffic flow, attendees will be required to enter the venue through the designated entrance for their seating area as follows:
Area A (Left Field) – Broadway Entrance Gate A (360 N Broadway Street)
Area B (Right Field) – 4th Street Entrance (390 4th Street East)
Stadium Seating – Broadway Entrance Gate C (360 N Broadway Street)
Securian Financial Club – Securian Financial Club Entrance (360 N Broadway Street)
Food and Beverage Options
Food and beverage options will be available for purchase. Only cashless transactions are available at all point of sale locations throughout the ballpark. Food and beverage may only be consumed in assigned seating area, where face coverings may be removed when needed for eating or drinking.
CHS Field will provide an on-site EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) at this event, available by contacting any usher.
Patron Services team members receive on-going safety, security, and emergency preparedness training. Security will also be present at all concerts and easily identifiable to guests.
In the unfortunate case of inclement weather, the event will either be rescheduled or cancelled, at the discretion of Minnesota Opera. We will share a decision to perform, cancel, or reschedule on our website no later than 4pm on your event date. In the event of a weather emergency, guests will be guided under the concourse or under the pavilion. These areas together have a combined normal capacity of 4,000—enough room for physical distancing to be maintained.
Minnesota Opera Artist & Staff COVID-19 Protocols
All Minnesota Opera artists and staff are required to comply with our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan, including daily health screenings, proper use of face coverings, frequent handwashing or sanitization, frequent cleaning and sanitization of our work facilities, social distancing, and practicing proper respiratory etiquette. Employees of Minnesota Opera do not attend work unless they are symptom free and accommodations are in place for all employees should they need to stay home. Every employee has received a copy of our Preparedness Plan and received training to enable the successful implementation of the plan.
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Please do not attend Opera in the Outfield unless you have been symptom-free for at least 72 hours, have no symptomatic individuals in your household, and have no known exposure to a case of COVID-19. A pre-concert screening is required by state guidelines for small outdoor events. On the day of your reserved event you will be asked to complete a private self-screen questionnaire via email. This simple one-minute yes/no questionnaire screens for potential symptoms of or exposure to COVID-19. If you are unable to complete the survey prior to arrival, you will be asked to do so on your phone or verbally with a Patron Services representative prior to entering CHS Field. If you answer “yes” to any of the symptom or exposure descriptions, we ask that you self-quarantine safely at home (per MDH Guidelines) and not attend the event. Touchless forehead temperature checks will be administered to all guests prior to entering the ballpark. Temperatures over 100 degrees will be denied entry.
Face Coverings Required
To protect yourself and others, and in accordance with municipality guidelines, everyone is required to wear a face covering which fully covers the nose and mouth. Face coverings may be removed only when seated in your assigned seats if needed for consuming food and beverage. If you do not have a face covering upon arrival, a face covering will be provided to you.
Frequent Handwashing and Sanitizing
Guests are encouraged to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water frequently, but especially prior to consuming food or beverage and after using the restroom, sneezing, touching their face, blowing their nose or coughing into a tissue, smoking, eating, or drinking. Restroom facilities will be available for hand washing and will have every other stall and sink blocked off to promote social distancing. Additionally, hand sanitizing stations will be available at CHS Field.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the CDC, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. Visit the CDC website for a complete list of people who should take extra precautions. By attending a Minnesota Opera event you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Help keep each other healthy.