Updated Covid Protocols

An inherent risk of exposure to Covid-19 exists in any place where people gather. Covid-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By purchasing a ticket, you assume all risks, hazards, and dangers arising from or relating in any way to the risk of contracting Covid-19.

UPDATED POLICIES FOR AUGUST, 2021: On August 18, 2021, the Nevada County Public Health Department, effective Friday, August 20, 2021, is mandating all individuals wear face coverings when indoors in workplaces and public settings. This order applies to vaccinated and unvaccinated people alike, and requires that face coverings shall be worn over the mouth and nose, in all indoor public settings. (https://www.mynevadacounty.com/)

The current California Department of Public Health (CDPH) masking mandate requires individuals that are not vaccinated to wear face coverings in indoor settings. In addition, face coverings are required in healthcare settings, jails, public transportation and schools.

In addition to the previously announced safety protocols listed below, and to comply with the county’s health order, The Center for the Arts is implementing the following protocols EFFECTIVE AUGUST 26, 2021 for all public events, until further notice:

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  • All attendees at The Center for the Arts are required to wear face coverings over the mouth and nose except while actively eating and drinking in designated areas. Face coverings/masks should be snugly fitted and completely cover the nose and mouth. The Center will provide disposable masks for any attendees who need one.
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  • Artists that are unvaccinated must show a 48 hours PCR test or antigen test or take a rapid antigen test upon arrival at The Center.
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  • The Center has moved the seating back to create distance between the stage and the audience (approximately 8 feet), for all shows through October 31. 

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The Center for the Arts is closely monitoring the public health guidance and best practices related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Local rates of Covid-19 cases and vaccination for Covid-19 significantly impact our practices, therefore are subject to modification as indicated. You expressly agree to comply with all Federal, State, and local laws, ordinances, regulations, and the rules of The Center for the Arts when attending the event. The following policies are subject to change – all attendees will receive updated information in an email communication in advance of your event.

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  • FAQ’s
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  • Will I have to be vaccinated to attend events and classes at the Center?
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    • Yes, we are requiring attendees to show proof of vaccination OR provide results of a 48-hour PCR or antigen test
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    • What is acceptable proof of vaccination?
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    • Original CDC card, the digital certificate that can be downloaded from myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov or an immunization record from a healthcare provider.
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    • What is acceptable proof of COVID test?
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    • 48-Hour PCR or Antigen Test: The test must take place no longer than 48 hours from the time of the event. Proof includes lab results on your phone, a paper print out, or a doctor’s note. 
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    • I do not want to show proof of vaccination or get a COVID test in order to attend an event. Can I get a refund?
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    • Yes. This applies to shows in September only at this time. Call our box office during business hours (T-Sa, 12-4pm) at 530-274-8384.
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    • Will I have to wear a mask to attend events at the Center?
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      • Yes, we are requiring masks (unless you are eating and drinking in designated areas) regardless of your vaccination status. Details on mask requirements will be communicated in the event reminder emails, so please be on the lookout for those emails.
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  • Will there be food available at events?
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    • We plan to sell beverages and limited snacks during events. Eating and drinking will be limited to designated areas with maximum ventilation.
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  • If I am feeling sick on the day of the concert, can I get a refund?
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    • Yes, the Center will offer refunds to ensure compliance with all health and safety policies.
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  • Will there be standing room tickets?
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    • At this time, we are offering limited standing room tickets to allow for distancing.
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  • What additional safety protocols has the Center put in place?
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  • Upgraded HVAC system to bring in 100% outside air eight times per hour and ensure the cleanest air possible. 
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  • Installed the highest grade filtration system, in adherence with CDC recommendations. 
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  • Contactless ticket scanning and purchasing wherever possible.
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  • Hand sanitizer stations throughout the venue.
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  • Enclosed box office area.
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  • Only fully vaccinated staff, stage crew, and volunteers will work Center events.
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  • Instituted CDC-recommended cleaning practices before, during, and after shows, particularly cleaning of “high touch” surfaces.
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  • Restricted eating and drinking to a designated areas.
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  • All shows in August will be limited to 50% audience capacity.
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