The CCBA is scheduled to host the 30th Annual Meet Your Judges Mixer at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on November 4, 2021. The Smith Center recently instituted a vaccination policy for event organizers, staff, guests, vendors, and performing artists/speakers. See below for their policy as of 8/12/2021. Please take note of and respect their policy as you make plans to attend our event. Thank you!
“Event Organizers, Staff, Guests, Vendors and Performing Artists/Speakers
Vaccination Policy Overview (8.12.2021)
To be permitted to enter The Smith Center, all event organizers/planners and their staff, vendors, event guests/attendees and any performing artists or speakers will need to show proof of vaccination at the time of entry at the stage door security entrance or designated event entrance. Proof of vaccination must come directly from the healthcare provider that performed the vaccination. Event organizers/planners and their staff, vendors, guests/attendees and any performing artists/speakers will be asked to present a physical copy of their official CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card to the Stage Door Security Entrance attendant or to an attendant at an alternate, designated event entrance.
Currently, the only exceptions are:
- those who need reasonable accommodations due to a medical exception or a sincerely held religious belief; or
- performers under the age of 12, who must be accompanied by an adult that meets our theater’s vaccination requirements.
For those who are not able to be vaccinated for one of the reasons listed above, they must provide proof of one of the following instead of evidence of vaccination:
- negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours prior to entering the venue(s), or
- negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to entering the venue(s).
Entry will be denied for those who do not provide the documentation as required above.
Masks are required for all, regardless of vaccination status. Masks must be worn at all times while on the premise except when performing or speaking on stage and eating or drinking in the designated areas. All masks must completely cover the nose and mouth and comply with the CDC guidelines for acceptable face coverings.
Our health and safety policies will continue to evolve and will change as needed. Please visit our website at https://thesmithcenter.com/visit/safety-and-security/keeping-each-other-safe/ to stay up to date on our health and safety policies.
Why are you implementing a vaccination policy now?
In today’s ever-changing world, we are presented with constant challenges that require us to make important reopening policy decisions as part of our commitment to the health and safety of everyone upon our reopening. While the vast majority of our performing artists and their show related personnel tell us they are vaccinated, it is our responsibility to make everyone feels safe in the wake of the spread of the Delta variant.
Is proof of COVID-19 vaccination a permanent safety policy for The Smith Center?
We don’t know how long this will last. We are continually reviewing our safety protocols and will make necessary adjustments as the science dictates. For now, we believe that requiring masks and either tests or vaccines is the right thing to do when we reopen
Can I just have one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to perform at The Smith Center?
Currently a partial vaccination (1st shot) is acceptable but is subject to change.
Do I have to show proof of vaccination if I’ve already had COVID-19?
You are still required to show proof of vaccination since medical experts have concluded that vaccines help to prevent reinfection and transmission to others.
How recent does proof of a negative COVID-19 test have to be?
You must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within the last 72 hours prior to entering the venue(s), OR a negative COVID-19 antigen test within 6 hours prior entering the venue(s).
Will you require additional documentation such as an ID?
Only your vaccination card will be required to enter the venue. We reserve the right to verify identity.
Are there any exceptions to the vaccination requirement?
Special exceptions may be made for those who need reasonable accommodations due to a medical exception or a sincerely held religious belief. For those who are not able to be vaccinated for one of these reasons, they must provide proof of one of the following instead of evidence of vaccination:
-negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours prior to entering the venue(s).
-negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to entering the venue(s).
Are all Smith Center staff vaccinated?
All Smith Center staff are required to be fully vaccinated or tested weekly by the time of our reopening.
What if I don’t have all my documentation when I arrive for sound check?
Unfortunately, entry will be denied for those who do not provide the necessary documentation.”