Edmonds Center for the Arts Covid Safety Update
Edmonds Center for the Arts is thrilled to welcome you back in September with our exciting 2021/22 season!
We care deeply about the health and safety of our patrons, artists, staff, volunteers, and community. As such, we are joining performing arts venues across the Pacific Northwest region in requiring proof of vaccination for entry to all performances and events in our theater. Additionally, masking is required inside ECA.
All patrons, staff, and volunteers will be required to wear masks, except while actively eating or drinking in designated areas: ECA's patio and lobby. Eating or drinking is NOT permitted in ECA's theater at this time.
With the goal of balancing ease of use for patrons with safety, we will accept photos or copies of vaccine cards/test results or electronic proof, along with a valid photo ID. Please find more detailed information about displaying proof of vaccination or negative test results below.
Those unable to be fully vaccinated, including children under 12, must provide proof of a timely negative COVID-19 test (taken within 72 hours of performance). Antigen tests cannot be accepted. Self-reported negative test results that are not from a test provider, laboratory, or health care provider cannot be accepted.
As of now, these policies will remain in effect through the end of December 2021.We will continue reevaluating these policies on a weekly and monthly basis, making updates and modifications as needed.
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A patron vaccinated against COVID-19 by a two-dose mRNA vaccine (such as Moderna and Pfizer), or a single dose vaccine (such as Johnson & Johnson), is considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after the final dose of vaccine (the second dose for a two-dose regimen, or the single dose for a single-dose regimen). Documentation of vaccination status must be shown with valid ID upon entry to the venue and available upon request at any time.
The following are acceptable as proof of full vaccination:
- Vaccination card (which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided and date last dose administered) OR
- A photo of a vaccination card as a separate document OR
- A photo of the attendee’s vaccine card stored on a phone or electronic device OR
- Documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider electronic health record or state Immunization Information System record.
- Matching photo ID required at the door
Self-reported vaccination records that are not verified by a health care provider cannot be accepted.
Patrons unable to be vaccinated, including children under 12, will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to the performance.
The following are acceptable as proof of a negative COVID-19 test result:
- Printed document (from the test provider or laboratory) OR
- An email or text message displayed on a phone or electronic device from the test provider or laboratory.
- The information provided should include name of person tested, type of test performed, and date of negative test result (date of negative PCR test result must be within prior 72 hours).
- Matching photo ID required at the door
Antigen tests cannot be accepted. Self-reported negative test results that are not from a test provider, a laboratory, or a health care provider cannot be accepted.
There will be no separate sections for vaccinated/unvaccinated patrons.
Masks are required for all patrons, in all sections, except when actively eating or drinking. Per public health guidance, children aged 2 and under are not required to wear a mask.
We appreciate your compliance with all outlined ECA health and safety guidelines for the collective wellbeing of our community. Together, our efforts will slow the spread of the virus. Thanks for making the live performing arts a safe and enjoyable experience for all!
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW | FAQ
Why require proof of full vaccination?
Vaccines are an effective protection against COVID-19. All vaccines must go through rigorous clinical trials to determine safety and efficacy. In addition to patrons, our policy includes a vaccine mandate for all artists, staff, and volunteers.
1. What does full vaccination mean?
A patron is considered fully vaccinated when either: 14 days have passed since they have received a second dose of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or World Health Organization (WHO) authorized double-dose vaccine (or)
2. 14 days have passed since they have received a single dose of a FDA or WHO authorized single-dose vaccine.
What happens if I do not show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test?
Audience members who cannot show proof of full vaccination or a negative PCR test result will be turned away. Patrons who have concerns about attending their performance/s may call the Box Office to discuss their options at 425-275-9595.
How do I show proof of vaccination?
Audience members may display proof of vaccine on a smartphone or by showing a physical copy of the vaccination card or official vaccination record.
How do I show proof of a negative PCR test?
Audience members must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the performance. This can be a physical document (from the test provider or laboratory), or an official email or text message displayed on a smartphone, along with photo ID. All audience members will be responsible for the cost of testing.
My friends/family are attending a performance I purchased. What do I do next?
As the ticket holder, it is your responsibility to ensure your party understands our vaccination policy. This includes any patrons who attend performances with tickets you have purchased.
Is proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required for all Edmonds Center for the Arts events or performances?
Yes, proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test is required for all indoor events and performances.
How long will your vaccination policy continue?
ECA plans to reevaluate its vaccine and masking policy on a monthly basis and as conditions and trusted medical guidance evolve. Please check back often for the latest updates.
How do I get vaccinated?
Vaccinations are free to the public and are available in multiple locations.
What other safety protocols can I expect when visiting Edmonds Center for the Arts?
- Improved Cleaning Procedures: All areas of our theater, lobby, restrooms, and public areas are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before and after performances using state of the art equipment and safe organic cleaning materials.
- Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the building and filled regularly. Our restrooms also feature newly installed touchless faucets
- Physical Distancing: We encourage patrons to do their best to maintain a minimum of 6 feet of physical distance whenever possible
- Contact Tracing: If we are notified of a positive COVID diagnosis of an audience member, we will promptly alert the appropriate health authorities for contact tracing.
Masks are required for all patrons inside Edmonds Center for the Arts.
This includes the lobby, theater, restrooms, upper classrooms, gymnasium, and administrative offices.
Please allow extra time and arrive early for your performance. If you are sick, stay home!
PLEASE NOTE: These protocols are subject to change in compliance with revisions to national and local guidelines regarding COVID-19. While we will provide the most up-to-date public health procedures to improve patron safety, they are not an absolute protection against contracting COVID-19. ECA does not accept liability for the transmission of infectious diseases. Attend at your own risk.