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Rupp Arena staff being proactive when it comes to coronavirus

Posted at 10:06 AM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 10:06:34-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Rupp Arena announced Tuesday that they are implementing new protocols in coordination with state and local health officials, we continue to monitor the Corona Virus (COVID-19) situation closely.

According to Bill Owen, Lexington Center Corporation CEO & President, “Cancellation of an event decision rests with the promoter/presenter of the event who has a License Agreement to hold the event. We are in discussion with all clients on a constant basis and prepared to respond to community health officials as we take steps to contain or mitigate spread of virus.”

“Cleanliness has always been important to management team at Central Bank Center. In response to the increased concerns, we have stepped up the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting in all public and backstage areas beyond the standard daily schedule. We have also added alcohol-based sanitizer dispensers for public use in the lobby of every venue in the CBC complex,” Owen said.

For all Central Bank Center patrons, we ask the following:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If you are feeling sick, please stay home.