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COVID-19 Advisory for Arts Attendees and Organizations

With the realities of our ever-changing public health emergency, we at One Columbia want to help arts attendees and organizers remain informed and up-to-date with information and resources related to the potential impact of the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).

infographic courtesy of SC DHEC

First Thing….

If you’re unsure about the signs and symptoms of the coronavirus (COVID-19), check out South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)’s infographic on the virus on the left and learn more at


In line with keeping our arts community informed, here are list of resources that you can follow as an arts attendee and arts organizer. We hope these sources can offer guidance and tools on how to respond to COVID-19.

Arts Organizers before you go further, please make sure to update any events you have listed on our website, if we (One Columbia) haven’t done so already. Please sign in here and update your event if it is canceled or postponed. We want to accurately reflect the current status of the event and ensure everyone is informed during this emergency. Thanks!

from the One Columbia for Arts and Culture team

Our friends at the FreeTimes are currently keeping an up-to-date list on canceled events around the Midlands Area. Follow the link here, for information on events impacted the coronavirus outbreak. Also for arts attendees, always reach to your event organizers some may have protocols and guidelines on how to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.

For information pertaining to the City of Columbia and the greater Midlands area, visit the City of Columbia’s website at to find up-to-date information and additional resources about the city’s response to COVID-19.

South Carolina Arts Commission is an invaluable resource to the state’s creative community. Already they have begun sharing information about canceled Arts Commission events and tips on how the arts community should respond to COVID-19. Plus follow SC Arts Hub for the most up-to-date information on resources to combat the impacts of COVID-19

  • Arts organizers should definitely check out their toolkits for potential “What if ” questions that may arise with any event. Visit for detailed look into arts-readiness and preparation for the current public health emergency.

Follow South Art’s ArtsReady initiative, where arts organizers can find tips and advice on a wide-array of issues concerning public health and safety from temporary closures to preparing facilities, from cancellation announcements and to providing support for volunteers in line with the WHO guidelines on mass gatherings. And these are just the few things South Arts covers, check out their recent ArtsReady newsletter and sign up to stay in the know with arts-readiness.

Visit to learn more about the Arts Ready Initiative and how to prepare beyond epidemics, pandemics, weather and more.

South Carolina Department for Health and Environmental Control is at the forefront of our state’s response to COVID-19. Follow them for more information about guidelines and practices for any upcoming issues with COVID-19. As mentioned before visit