Update 08/20/21: Ohio's Travel Industry and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Travel Research Updates
THE DELTA VARIANT IS HERE. IS IT TIME FOR CULTURAL ENTITIES TO REQUIRE MASKS AGAIN?
Key findings from Colleen Dilenschneider published August 18, 2021:
- 61% of US visitors to museums and performing arts entities believe that these entities should again mandate masks for all visitors.
- At the last published masking data update (July 2), IMPACTS Experience found that 43% of high-propensity visitors to cultural entities in the United States believed that organizations should require all visitors to wear a mask. That was down from 53% on June 18, 62% on June 4, and 67% on May 2. People were feeling more comfortable going maskless.
- As of August 13, 61% of high-propensity visitors to museums and performing arts organizations in the US believe these entities should mandate masks when indoors for all visitors again.
- People with kids under 13 in the household, as a group, were never okay with discarding the masks. In fact, they remained reliably uncomfortable about the shedding of indoor mask requirements over the last few months. Remember, children still aren’t able to be vaccinated in the US.