COVID-19 Safety Policies
The safety of CATF artists and patrons is our top priority. Below are our COVID-19 safety policies, which apply to patrons, volunteers, artists, and staff. Just like you, we are closely monitoring local, state, and national safety regulations, as well as regulations from theater artists’ unions. As COVID-19 safety guidelines change, we will adapt our policies to ensure our community – both our artists and our patrons– are safe during their festival experience. While these policies may shift, they will be adjusted with your safety in mind. Please visit this website page for the most up-to-date health and safety information.
- Masks must be properly worn (covering the nose and mouth) while inside any building for all CATF performances and events.
- If you need a mask, visit the Front of House team at the Box Office or Safety Table.
- We strongly encourage and request all CATF patrons be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to attend any in-person CATF event.
- You are considered fully vaccinated if it has been at least two weeks since your first Johnson & Johnson vaccine or second Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
- You will be asked to provide proof of vaccination and a photo ID.
- Once you have provided your proof of vaccination you’ll receive a reusable wristband for the entire season. By showing your wristband before you enter the theater venues you won’t have to show your vaccine card and ID before each of your performances.
- NEGATIVE TEST RESULTS
- Patrons without proof of full vaccination must provide a photo of the results of a negative rapid test from the past 24 hours.
- If you are attending events over multiple days and providing a negative test result to confirm your status, you must provide proof of a negative test result each day you attend the festival.
- Should you be unable to provide the approved documentation, rapid tests will be available onsite for a fee.
- TICKETING & PROGRAMS
- To minimize physical contact between staff and patrons, we encourage you to utilize e-tickets. Ushers can scan your e-ticket on your phone or a printed copy.
- CATF’s program will be digital this year to help minimize physical contact between staff and patrons, and to support the festival’s efforts to be a more eco-friendly organization. You’ll receive an electronic copy of the program via email, which you will be able to print out. Each lobby will have a QR code for the program so you will be able to easily access the program on your phone.
- OTHER SAFETY MEASURES
- Safety Stations, located in Copper Canyon and on the Frank Center patio, will be open one hour before each performance. You’ll be able to register your vaccination status on-site, if you have not pre-registered, or provide proof of your negative test result.
- Concessions for all venues will be outside and all consumption of food and drink must remain outside.
- If you are outside and unmasked remember to physically distance.
- CATF team members will wipe down high-touch areas between all performances.
- There will be hand sanitizing stations throughout the venues.
- FEELING UNWELL?
- Your health is paramount. If you have a fever or are displaying any signs of COVID-19 (including, but not limited to: fever, chills, coughing, trouble breathing, headaches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, diarrhea, vomiting, or nausea), please stay home and seek medical attention.
- Contact the Box Office to reschedule your performances, donate your tickets back to the festival, convert the tickets to credit, or receive a refund of the costs of your tickets. (Processing fees are unable to be refunded.)
Should you have any questions about CATF’s COVID-19 Safety Policies or if we can provide any clarification, call us at 681-240-2283 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for keeping CATF artists and patrons, and the Shepherdstown community safe and healthy.