Birmingham’s live entertainment venues brace for increase in COVID cases

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (WIAT) – Alabama theaters are looking to bounce back after a year of COVID closures and restrictions. In Birmingham, the Alabama Theater has a calendar full of events this fall and winter.

With the increase in COVID cases, the Alabama Theater says it is taking certain precautions by encouraging its staff to get vaccinated and making sure customers stay socially distant from each other.

After months of uncertainty due to the pandemic, live theaters are starting to return to some sort of normalcy.

“We are seeing a very busy fall and winter and even until next year, 2022,” Cindy Mullins said.

Mullins with the Alabama Theater says they are looking forward to a live music event that will be sold in capsules, in an effort to keep people socially distant.

“A group called the Wildflowers, which is a tribute group to Tom Petty and the Heart Breakers, this event is sold in socially distant groups of two and four,” Mullins said.

“I also encourage you to wear a mask when you are in public areas, I know we are all fed up with wearing them but this is the key to getting out of those two things, we have to get the vaccine out wear a mask continue wash social distancing from your hand and see if we can get out of this mess, ”said Sarah Nafziger, MD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Millers says his team is following the recommendations of health agencies and placing the vaccine as a top priority.

“The staff at the Alabama Theater and Lyric are committed to ensuring that everyone is vaccinated this way, we can show concerts and touring events like this, we take it seriously to protect ourselves and others. against COVID. “

“Get your COVID-19 vaccines as soon as you can get it at UAB at one of our vaccination sites or you can get it at almost any drugstore, this vaccine is widely available,” said Nafziger.

Another event the theater is preparing for is the Sidewalk Film Festival from 23-29.

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