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Old Hilliardfest & Covid-19

Now and always, the health and safety of our guests and volunteers is our top priority.

 

As we continue to have the privilege of planning Hilliard's Flagship Festival for our community, our goal is to keep everyone safe and informed, since nothing is more important to us than our volunteers and our guests. We are monitoring this evolving situation very closely and working with local officials to ensure we’re doing all we can to keep our guests, volunteers, and event safe.

For years we have already:

  • Work with local city officials, local law enforcement, and fire officials to ensure our event exceeds industry adopted safety standards for such events and prepare evacuation and contingency plans for weather, health, and safety emergencies. Inspections take place the morning of our event.

  • Work with our state health department and liquor control agencies to ensure that the food and liquor being served to guests at our event are being prepared and served in a manner that exceeds state standards. Inspections take place the morning of our event.

  • Provide ample restroom facilities throughout the festival, which include hand sanitizing stations.

  • Provide hand-washing stations throughout the festival so that event-goers can maintain proper hand-washing hygiene. 

Additionally:

  • While social distancing is not required by state, county, or local health officials, and thus we will not be enforcing social distancing at our outdoor event, we are advising staff, volunteers, vendors, and festival-goers to socially distance where possible.

  • While masks are not required by state, county, or local health officials, and thus we will not be enforcing masks at our outdoor event, we are advising staff, volunteers, vendors, and festival-goers to wear a mask where they feel they cannot appropriately social distance.

We will continue to explore available safety tools, protocols, and measures as these unique circumstances evolve, and will implement those efforts as appropriate in preparation for and presentation of OHF2021.

This year's event may look a bit different than years past, but rest assured, Hilliard Civic Association is excited to again host another Old Hilliardfest!

We sincerely appreciate the continued support of the Hilliard Community, City Administration, first responders, vendors, entertainers, volunteers, sponsors, and partners!

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