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An update on COVID-19 (coronavirus)

March 11, 2020

Opera Cultura has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak via information from Santa Clara County, the CDC, and the World Health Organization. We currently are proceeding as planned with our upcoming performances of Frida (May 8-10) and the Rap Opera Project 2.0 (June 6-7). Should anything change due to new circumstances, we will keep you posted via email, social media, and our website. The health and safety of our artists, patrons, staff and community is always a priority. 

For the most recent information from Santa Clara County Public Health Department, click here.

Everyone should follow the guidelines copied below to avoid getting sick and to prevent the virus from spreading to those who are most vulnerable. 
Updated Guidance for the General Public
  • Even if you are not ill, do not visit hospitals, long term care facilities, or nursing homes, or other settings with vulnerable populations. If you do need to visit one of these facilities, limit your time there and keep 6 feet away from all patients and employees of the facility at all times.
  • Do not go to the emergency room unless essential . Emergency rooms need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs. If you have symptoms such as cough, fever, or other respiratory problems, contact your regular doctor first for instructions.
  • If you are sick, stay home and away from others in your household to the degree you are able.
  • Practice excellent personal hygiene habits including washing your hands with soap and water frequently, coughing into a tissue or your elbow, and avoiding touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Stay away from people who are ill, especially if you are at higher risk for serious illness.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects (like doorknobs and light switches). Regular household cleaners are effective.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth unless you’ve just washed your hands.
  • Get plenty of rest, drink plenty of fluids, eat healthy foods, and manage your stress to keep your immunity strong.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
  • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a healthcare facility).