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Updated Health and Safety Protocols

To protect yourself and those around you, please follow the Film Center’s health and safety protocols to limit contact.

Page updated on September 20, 2021.

Don’t come in sick.
We missed you, and we’re excited to see you, but for the health and safety of our visitors and teammates, please stay home if you are not feeling well or are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19.

Masks are required for all visitors.
Effective Friday, September 10, all patrons of the Film Center are required to wear masks regardless of their vaccination status. Masks may be removed while actively eating or drinking.

Social distance.
When possible, maintain 6 feet between yourself and others throughout the Center, including entering and exiting from the screening rooms and in restrooms.

Wash hands.
Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds, and dry completely with a disposable towel or air dryer. Hand sanitizer stations are also placed throughout the Center at entrances, exits, and where transactions take place. Wash or sanitize your hands often, especially after coughing, sneezing, eating, or touching your face or mask.

Online Admissions.
To limit contact at the Center, we recommend purchasing advance tickets when possible.

Cleaning Procedures.
We have updated our cleaning procedures to include new standards for mitigating the spread of viruses. The Center was deep-cleaned and disinfected, and we have installed MERV-13 filters in our HVAC system to adhere to The Ohio State University’s updated guidelines for classroom health and safety. Our vacuum cleaners are equipped with HEPA filters. We have increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces, including door handles, handrails, water fountains, condiment stations, and countertops.


We are committed to protecting the health and safety of our visitors and associates. For questions or concerns, please email us at The Center is monitoring federal, state and local guidelines and will adapt operations as necessary.