Performance Attendance Vaccination and Mask Protocols
The NSO considers the health and well-being of patrons, artists, volunteers, and staff our highest priority. Following deep consideration regarding how to hold events, the following health and safety policy will be in effect for NSO events.
Given the increase in COVID-19 cases and illness in the state of Oregon, and in keeping with new industry norms and best practices, beginning September 1, 2021, the Newport Performing Arts Center will require proof of full vaccination for entry to all performances. Those unable to be fully vaccinated, including children under the age of 12, must have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, taken no more than 72 hours prior to the performance. All patrons will need to provide this information as a condition of entry. Per the City of Newport and State mandates, mask wearing is also required for all individuals when inside the venue, regardless of vaccination status.
This requirement extends until further notice and is subject to review and change according to federal, state, and city recommendations and guidelines.
FULLY VACCINATED: Means that the performance is at least 14 days after your final vaccine dose.
IF UNVACCINATED: Please bring proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to the performance start time.
FACE MASKS: Required for all, regardless of vaccination status, while inside the building, except while actively eating or drinking in designated areas only. A properly worn mask completely covers the nose and mouth, is secured to the head, and fits snugly against the side of the face. Gaiters, bandanas, face shields, or masks with an exhalation valve are not acceptable. Compliant masks will be available to patrons should they need one.
WHAT FORMS OF VACCINATION PROOF ARE ACCEPTED?
- A CDC Vaccination Record Card (physical or a photo) showing a completed vaccination series. Name and birthday must match patron’s valid photo ID.
- Proof of a negative PCR test may be a printed or digital test result that matches the patron’s valid photo ID and includes the name and contact information for the laboratory or healthcare personnel who performed the test.
Anyone attending NSO performances at the PAC for the symphony concerts voluntarily assumes all risk associated with exposure to COVID-19, and agrees to abide by all policies as well as posted and/or verbal direction by Newport Center for the Performing Arts staff.
If you are feeling unwell, we ask that you please stay home. If available, you can switch to a virtual ticket if offered for that concert, turn your ticket into a tax-deductible donation to the Symphony, transfer your ticket to a different Symphony concert, or pass the ticket along to a friend! Contact the NSO for assistance with any of these options.
The most up-to-date information will be listed on this web page or by calling the NSO Office, (458) 868-9155