Excesss Karaoke & our COVID-19 Best Practices
Effective June 2nd, we will no longer be enforcing masks for singers at shows.
Excesss Karaoke remains dedicated to doing all we reasonably can to keep our hosts and patrons as safe as possible while still providing our services.
We would like to thank all hosts and our patrons and venues who worked with us to enforce our previous best practices at our shows.
For over a year now, we have faced the most challenging period of time that we have faced as a company. Both the threat of COVID itself, as well as the measures taken to try and limit its spread, had us making incredibly difficult decisions as to how we could be as safe as possible for our patrons and staff while still providing our services.
Of all the steps we took, the one that was the most controversial was our decision to require masks for singers. While we can respect people's difference of opinions on this matter, after doing our research and consulting with medical experts/health professionals, we felt it was the right thing to do.
We want to thank everyone who worked with us during these trying times to help make this happen. We want to thank the venues, who helped us hold the line on this. We want to thank the hosts, who tried their best to remind all singers. And we especially want to thank all of our singers and regular Excesss fans - both those that sang with masks on, and those that stayed away from the shows if they didn't agree with our policy.
Effective June 2, 2021, the Ohio Covid health orders in Ohio ended. The vaccine is readily available across the country, and those that want to protect themselves now have that choice and freedom to do so. Each person who works at or attends one of our shows has the ability to choose to get vaccinated.
It is with that in mind, that effective today, that we are no longer requiring masks for singers at our shows. While we still encourage masks for those who are not vaccinated, we will not put our hosts in the confrontational position of trying to ascertain the vaccination status of singers.
We know that each of our venues is different, and we know that there may be varying levels of relaxation of control measures being taken. We will fully comply and work with each venue to keep whatever level of safety measures they choose to have in effect. And, much in the same way that Ohio businesses will be allowed to continue to require masking, we are NOT discouraging our patrons who wish to continue masking from doing so. Please check with your local venue to see what their current policies are regarding masks for patrons and employees.
We also intend to continue offering many of our hygiene options at all shows moving forward. Many singers have expressed how much they like having the hand sanitizer, the sanitary mic covers, the spray to wipe down a mic, and the ability to bring their own mic, to our shows. Look for printed songbooks and slips to return to those venues that request it, but... our phone-based song search and submission option will remain an option at almost all of our shows, as well.
We know - it was no fun to sing in a mask. But we also firmly believe it was the right call to make. And we want to sincerely thank all of you for helping us do what we felt was right during these challenging times.
THANK YOU for working with us during this past year- and we hope to see your beautiful vaccinated smiles singing at our shows soon!
For reference purposes only, we are providing a link to our previously enforced best practices.
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