Blue Strawberry, Singers, and Aerosols
Aerosol scientists suggest that singing is an activity associated with an increased risk of audience exposure to the SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19. In order to minimize that risk, the singers in shows presented at Blue Strawberry starting this August will all perform from as far upstage as possible. Our stage is 10 feet deep, and they will perform at the very back of the stage next to the wall. Supporting musicians will all be masked. We will also pull back our front row of seats 4 feet from the lip of the stage. This will create at least 12 feet of space between the singer and the front row of audience members. We have also reduced our inside capacity from 100 to fewer than half that number.
Aerosol scientists are also concerned with ventilation and air flow. Before we opened in the fall last year, we had work done on air delivery in the room, adding some new venting for better air flow. As of July 2020, we also have a brand new rooftop compressor exchanging air more efficiently in the room. We also have 12’ high ceilings and an expansive atrium in the showroom. So we feel we are in pretty good shape with regard to ventilation.
Masks, of course, are required whenever you enter the building as well as whenever you leave your table. We will also take your temperature with a touchless forehead thermometer, and we ask you to stay home if you have a cough, feel run down, have a fever, or have any other symptoms. We at the Blue Strawberry are doing all we can to keep you, our singers and musicians, and our staff as safe as possible so that you may enjoy the relaxing evening of dining, drinks, and music you deserve.