Literary arts will require proof of vaccination for all in-person events and classes
In an effort to keep our spectators, artists, volunteers and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Literary arts will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, or one negative test result (within 72 hours) from a healthcare professional, for entry in our events and in-person classes. Masks will also be required in indoor and outdoor public places, in accordance with public health mandates in the state of Oregon.
UPDATE: September 3, 2021
These policies will continue to be reviewed and updated as we all continue to navigate this global public health crisis.
For location specific policies, please see Portland5.com for the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (Portland Arts & Lectures). For Portland Book Festival sites, please see Portland5.com and the Portland Art Museum website.
All Delve Readers seminars and writing courses (with the exception of the Portland Book Festival writing courses) will remain online only until the end of 2021 at least.
We also run a number of online-only community events.
While we can’t wait to get back to the in-person presentation, we follow strict safety protocols in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community. These policies reflect a commitment to the safety of our audiences, artists, volunteers and staff as we are in the midst of a global pandemic. Current research shows that getting vaccinated and wearing masks is the surest way to lessen the spread of the virus in public spaces.
- If you are not currently vaccinated, you can find out when, where and how to get a FREE COVID-19 vaccine HERE.
- You can find information on COVID-19 testing HERE.
- Have you lost your vaccination record? You can request a copy of your vaccination record HERE.
TICKET BUYER FAQ
What are the literary arts COVID-19 policies for vaccinations and masking at in-person events?
All ticket holders, regardless of age, are required to show proof of full COVID vaccination or a negative test result (within 48 hours) from a healthcare provider for entry into the theater. “Fully vaccinated” means that ticket holders have received their final vaccination dose of the Pfizer or Moderna two-dose vaccine schedule or one dose of Johnson & Johnson at least 14 days prior to your performance date.
In addition, in accordance with national and local guidelines, face masks are required to enter. Masks should completely cover the nose and mouth. Gaiters and bandanas are not acceptable. If you wear a face mask that is not in accordance with the policy, we will provide a face mask for customers. Masks should be worn at all times, except when eating or drinking for brief periods. Extended periods of mask removal are not allowed for eating or drinking – masks should be worn between bites and sips.
What do the literary arts require as proof of vaccination?
To participate in literary art events, please bring photo ID and one of the following documents as proof of vaccination with you on site:
- Your physical vaccination record
- A scan or image of your physical vaccination record (printed or displayed on your mobile device)
- A digital copy of your immunization records from a site approved by the state health department
Your vaccination record must indicate:
- Your name and date of birth
- What vaccine you received
- Date or dates on which you received your photograph (s)
Trained entry staff will review your proof of vaccination upon arrival. Ticket holders will receive additional information on what to expect for the on-site check-in process as the event dates approach. We will continue to work with our friends at the Portland’5 Centers for the Arts, Portland Art Museum and our peer organizations.
Those under the age of 18 who do not have a school photo ID must be accompanied by an adult who meets the requirements for vaccination or COVID testing. Children under 12 must also provide a negative test result. A negative COVID-19 PCR test must be performed within 72 hours of the performance start time.
I am missing my COVID-19 vaccination card, or have never received one. How do I get proof of vaccination?
The Oregon Health Authority has information on how to obtain proof of vaccination here.
What are the negative COVID-19 test requirements?
Customers who are not fully vaccinated (“fully vaccinated” means that ticket holders have received their final vaccination dose either of the two-dose schedule of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or of at least one dose of Johnson & Johnson 14 days before the performance date) must bring an electronic, photo or paper copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. Please note that documentation of the test results must come directly from the healthcare provider who performed the test with an appropriate identifier corresponding to the name on the COVID-19 test result. Testing must have been completed within 72 hours of the show start time.
All participants must show proof of vaccination or a negative test result. For documents, those under 18 who do not have a school photo ID must be accompanied by an adult who meets the requirements for vaccination or COVID testing. Children under 12 must also provide a negative test result. A negative COVID-19 PCR test must be performed within 72 hours of the performance start time.
What are the mask requirements?
In accordance with national and local guidelines, face masks are required in all indoor public places and in most outdoor public places where physical distancing is not possible. Face masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status. Masks should completely cover the nose, mouth and chin. Gaiters and bandanas are not acceptable. If you wear a non-conforming face mask, we will provide you with a face mask. Masks should be worn at all times, except when eating or drinking for brief periods. Extended periods of mask removal are not allowed for eating or drinking – masks should be worn between bites and sips.
IN-PERSON LITERARY ARTS COURSE
For face-to-face lessons:
- All literary arts staff and teachers working at the site have been fully immunized.
- All students, when registering online, must confirm that they are vaccinated.
- All students will be required to show full proof of vaccination (vaccination card or photo of vaccination card and photo ID) when coming to class, or proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test performed in the previous 72 hours. This will be recorded on the class list.
- All building staff and students must wear a mask at all times. Masks should be worn so that they completely cover the nose and chin.
- No food or drink allowed, but students can bring their own bottled water.
- Please stay home if you have symptoms or have a positive COVID test.
Recognize the risk
Although the literary arts take precautions and apply safety measures, we cannot guarantee zero risk; a risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place. By entering the classroom or performance venue, students, teachers, and participants accept the risk of exposure and knowingly waive and release Literary Arts from all liability related to COVID-19.
Please note that dates, programming, artistic policies, tickets, donor benefits, and COVID-19 security protocols and requirements are subject to continuous change or cancellation. Please contact our ticket office by email at [email protected]
- We will re-evaluate this policy on an ongoing basis. We reserve the right to modify, adopt and apply security measures as needed.
- Failure to follow the safety procedures outlined by management may result in your withdrawal from literary arts events.