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After three months of being closed to slow the spread of COVID-19, Netherworld’s escape room games—Escape the NETHERWORLD—will reopen to the public beginning Friday, June 19.
Escape rooms are games where teams, typically of two to four players, work towards the goal of escaping a themed room by solving puzzles and accomplishing tasks.
“We are so excited to be reopening our doors to the public,” Billy Messina, Netherworld co-founder, said in a press release this week.
“While this time has given us plenty of opportunity to prep for this season’s new haunts, we have missed hosting our community at our year-round attractions. As always, the safety of our guests, staff, and community is of the utmost importance to us, so we are taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of everyone’s health while still having fun.”
As with other escape room attractions like The Escape Game which reopened in The Battery Atlanta in May, Escape the Netherworld is going above and beyond the state-issued safety guidelines for reopening.
For example, the gamemasters are “requesting” that guests use face masks and/or face shields while in public areas.
In addition to cleaning each room in between games—which includes disinfecting props, doorknobs, and touch surfaces with high-grade disinfectants—additional cleaning procedures “may include but are not limited to fogging the rooms with a non-toxic hospital-grade disinfectant.”
For updated hours of operations, a complete guide to how the venue is handling safety, and to book a game, click here.
[Editor’s note: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is rapidly evolving as is its effect on Atlanta, and the City’s businesses and its residents. Click here for What Now Atlanta’s ongoing coverage of the crisis. For guidance and updates on the pandemic, please visit the C.D.C. website.]