COVID-19 Policies

Updated May 20, 2022

COVID-19 Protocols

You’re at the center of everything we do. That’s why we’re committed to keeping you safe.

The 2022 season will be our first in-person season since the COVID pandemic. ACT, in alignment with many local arts and culture organizations, will continue to require the wearing of masks and proof of vaccination or a negative test until further notice.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Please check this page before you come for a show at ACT for the most up-to-date information.

ACT and many area performing arts groups have joined together to require masks for all patrons, regardless of vaccination status or age and vaccinations or negative COVID-19 PCR tests for all patrons age 12 and over. These protocols follow current King County guidelines and requirements.

WHAT TO BRING TO ACT

Proof of Vaccination or Negative COVID-19 Test Result (ages 12+)

ACT Theatre requires masking and verification of full vaccination status (2 doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 1 dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine) or proof of a negative COVID PCR test within 72 hours of arrival at the theatre for a performance.

Note: The second vaccine dose should be 14 days prior to the day of your ticketed performance date.

Children 5-11 are not required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative test result. However, vaccination or a negative PCR test are strongly encouraged.

All patrons regardless of vaccination status or age must be masked (mask covering the nose, mouth and chin) at all times while in the theatre or building.

Note: children under the age of 5 are not permitted in the theatre for any ACT performance.

Acceptable proof of full vaccination:

  • Vaccination card (including name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine received and date last does was administered
  • A digital photo of a vaccination card
  • A photo of the patron’s vaccine card stored on a phone or mobile device
  • Documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider (electronic record or stage immunization information system record

Valid photo identification is required for those patrons age 18 and older.

Acceptable proof of a negative FDA-approved PCR COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of your arrival at the theatre:

  • Printed document from the test provider or laboratory
  • Digital record of negative test from a test provider or laboratory

FACE MASKS FOR ALL PATRONS

Face masks must be worn AT ALL TIMES in ACT’s building and theatre spaces regardless of vaccination status. Masks must snuggly cover the nose, mouth and chin. Bandanas and balaclavas are NOT acceptable. Plastic masks and face shields worn without a proper mask underneath are not acceptable.

We strongly urge N95, KN95 or KF94 masks for all patrons as these provide the best protection against the transmission of the COVID-19 virus and the Omicron variant according to the CDC. Appropriate masks are available at our doors. Please ask a Front of House team member.

Note: Concessions will not be offered for Hotter Than Egypt performances apart from single-serve boxed water; there is no intermission. No food or drink of any kind is allowed in the theatre, including “leftovers” purchased outside of ACT prior to a show.

FACILITY SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Safety precautions including ventilation and janitorial enhancement policies for A Christmas Carol in December and performances in 2022 have been completed. ACT’s policies and procedures will continue to evolve based on local, regional, and national health recommendations. The safety of our artists, audience and staff is always of primary concern. Please be sure to read the know-before-you-go emails and check our website before each performance for the most current updates and information.

The HVAC system has been maintained and repaired to perform at optimal conditions maximizing fresh air and air filtration settings.

  • Air filtered using 2-2” MERV-13 pleated filters.
  • HVAC running at 100% outside air

Since our HVAC system cycles outside air, it could be chilly in the theatre. Please dress in layers.

OTHER

  • Signage will be posted prominently in restrooms with information about stopping the spread of COVID-19, including hand hygiene and PPE instructions.

CLEANING AND DISINFECTING

Standard janitorial services will be provided in all areas. These cleanings will be in compliance with current CDC guidelines.

High Touch Surfaces will be cleaned on a regular schedule. Examples of high-touch surfaces include: counter tops, tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, stair rails, elevator buttons, desks, keyboards, phones, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 is a dangerous disease caused by a virus discovered in December 2019. It is very contagious and has quickly spread around the world. Although some people who have COVID-19 have mild symptoms, COVID-19 can also cause severe illness, prolonged post-infection symptoms, and even death. Some groups, including older adults and people who have certain underlying medical conditions, are at increased risk of severe illness.

Omicron Variant

The Delta and Omicron variants cause more infections and spread faster than earlier forms of the virus that causes COVID-19. These variants might cause more severe illness than previous strains in unvaccinated people.

The following resources can be used to schedule testing appointments and provide other information about COVID-19 testing: