How to Safely Visit the Short North Arts District


Wear a Mask

If a business has posted signage requesting visitors to wear a mask before entering, please comply with their request and leave the mask on the entire time you are in the business.

Wash & Sanitize Hands

Soap and water is available to use in some businesses, and hand sanitizer is available to use and/or for purchase in some businesses. Please consider washing and/or sanitizing your hands upon entering and exiting a business when possible. Hand washing and sanitizing best practices include:

  • Using soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

Maintain Social Distance

Whether inside a business or on a sidewalk in the Short North Arts District, please maintain six feet between yourself and others to be respectful of their health and safety. If a business is at capacity or there is a line to wait to enter, please be patient, and avoid crowded places and gathering in groups. If a business has placed markers on the sidewalks showing waiting places, please observe them.

Park with Contactless Payment

Parking in the Short North Arts District is easier – and safer – than ever. In addition to new contactless options that have recently been installed throughout the District, the ParkColumbus App continues to be a quick and easy contactless method of paying for parking. Visit for more details.

Always Stay Home If Sick

Keep Short North Arts District employees and visitors safe by staying home if you’re sick.

Follow Public Health Practices

For the latest on safety guidelines from the city, please visit