Mirvish continues its performances in Toronto as scheduled

Mar 13 2020, 7:22 am

If you have tickets to Hamilton soon, Mirvish says the shows are still on.

According to a March 12 company update, their performances are continuing as scheduled.

“Like everyone, we are closely monitoring the reports of COVID-19. We take our lead from Toronto Public Health (TPH), [which are] in constant consultation with their federal and provincial counterparts. At this time, TPH has stated there is no evidence of community spread in Toronto,” read a statement from Mirvish.

“However, we are evaluating the situation as it is quickly evolving. Should our performance schedules change, we will inform all our patrons on our website and through direct email and/or phone calls.”

The company is asking anyone who has an underlying medical condition, are ill, or have recently returned from a foreign destination not go to the theatre or to any other public gathering.

Mirvish said that all of its theatres are cleaned “top to bottom every morning.” As well, “90 minutes before a performance, before a single audience member is admitted into the building, every surface is cleaned by our in-house team. The same is done after intermission and then again after the start of act two.”

On Thursday, health officials in Toronto recommended residents who have recently traveled outside of Canada, including the US, to limit social interactions with large groups of people and avoid contact with all seniors.

The Government of Canada also released comprehensive guidelines on how the country can be better informed before entering spaces with large crowds.

Coronavirus concerns have shut down Broadway in New York as of Thursday afternoon.