As commerce resumes in the months ahead, how will dancers, actors, and athletes perform in intimate concert halls and theater quarters and arenas? Assuming that those onstage are healthy and Covid-19 free, the audience will hold the key. Since audiences make up the majority of people at any performance, keeping ill spectators away will serve as the next great battle in the performing arts. After 9/11, performance venues replicated airports’ screening process by prohibiting certain items and checking all bags. In a post-coronavirus country, it’s plausible that venues will arm employees with forehead thermometers to ensure a fever-free audience.
Read the rest of Larwence Perelman's essay in City Journal.