Health & Safety Guidelines

  • Following the guidance of the City of South Bend, St. Joseph County Health Department, the Indiana State Department of Health, and the Center for Disease Control, the Morris has implemented health and safety guidelines.
  • Anyone who is sick or experiencing fever or respiratory distress should not attend an event.
  • Face masks may be required by individual performances or events. Please see event page for more information.
  • Hand sanitizing stations, with a minimum of 60% alcohol base, are available throughout the building.
  • There is increased daily cleaning and sanitizing in all communal and public spaces, as well as between each event.
  • There are signage reminders for proper handwashing located above each sink in every restroom inside the facility, include public and backstage.
  • Drinking fountains are no longer available for use.

Cleaning & Sanitizing Protocols

  • Providing a safe and clean environment for the community is the Morris’s top priority as we prepare for re-opening. Along with standard building cleaning procedures, such as restrooms, floors, windows, trash, and countertops, the Morris has increased deep cleaning to include additional “high-touch” areas both backstage and front of house.
  • High-touch areas will be cleaned and sanitized between each event utilizing EPA-approved disinfectants effective against COVID-19. High-touch areas include, but are not limited to, door handles, railings, elevator buttons, chair armrests, box office windows, countertops, trash receptacles, light switches, outdoor barricades, and metal detectors.
  • The Morris has acquired a Cloroxpro 360 electrostatic sprayer. Based on the EPA’s Emerging Viral Pathogen Guidance, this product has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 (the coronavirus that causes COVID-19) on hard, nonporous surfaces.
  • The Morris has also made significant upgrades to the HVAC system to allow for increased airflow and purification.

Capacity Restrictions

The Morris will adhere to and operate according to the guidelines imposed by the national Center for Disease Control (CDC) and by the St. Joseph County Health Department, or by any other applicable government body as to mask requirements, social distances, and cleanliness.

GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation

GBAC STAR™ is the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation for facilities.

GBAC STAR is the gold standard of prepared facilities. This accreditation means that our facility has:

  • Established and maintained a cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention program to minimize risks associated with infectious agents like the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).
  • The proper cleaning protocols, disinfection techniques, and work practices in place to combat biohazards and infectious disease.
  • Highly informed cleaning professionals who are trained for outbreak and infectious disease preparation and response.