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Special Operating Procedures

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INFORMATION REGARDING SPECIAL OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR THIS SEASON

While we are happy to be celebrating a return to live performance, we remain mindful that we are still in the throes of a global pandemic, and in the interest of protecting our performers and patrons, AND to be caring community members following local, state, and federal guidance, we are implementing the following procedures for this season:

~ WE WILL NOT BE SERVING BEVERAGES OR SNACKS FOR OUR FIRST PRODUCTION, AND WILL NOT HAVE OUR USUAL RECEPTION FOLLOWING THE OPENING NIGHT PERFORMANCE.

While we enjoy socializing after the show, and we know that our wine and snack offerings have been popular, we are suspending this practice at least for the first production.

~ ALL PATRONS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS WHILE IN ATTENDANCE, AND SEATING WILL BE LIMITED AND SPACED APART.

Oxford Arts Center policy currently is that all patrons must be masked in the building unless actively eating or drinking, which will not be a choice for our first production. Be aware that performers will be masked when backstage or elsewhere in the building, but will not be masked while performing (this has been verified as acceptable within the City of Oxford guidelines). The audience will be seated at least 10 feet from the performance area. This may change for our February and April shows, and we will announce if that changes closer to those productions.

~ IN ORDER TO ATTEND, ALL PERFORMERS AND PATRONS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW PROOF OF VACCINATION, OR A VERIFIED NEGATIVE COVID TEST THAT HAS BEEN COMPLETED NO MORE THAN 72 HOURS BEFORE THE PERFORMANCE.

ANY PATRONS OR PERFORMERS WHO ARE SYMPTOMATIC AND DO NOT HAVE A NEGATIVE TEST WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO REMAIN IN ATTENDANCE.

Patrons will be considered to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after the final dose of vaccine (the second dose for a two-dose regimen mRNA vaccine such as Moderna or Pfizer, or the single dose for single-dose regimen such as Johnson & Johnson). Patrons will be asked to show documentation of vaccination status along with a valid photo ID before entering the theater. No information will be kept on file. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with this request. Our theater space is small, and we want to do our utmost to maintain a safe environment for our patrons and performers.

~ PLEASE LEAVE ADEQUATE SPACE BETWEEN GUESTS AND STAFF WHEN PURCHASING TICKETS AT THE DOOR.

We will be making adjustments to our setup to better facilitate interactions at the ticket table, and we ask that you help us maintain a safe distance during these transactions and when moving through the lobby or hallways.

We recognize that these measures may be inconvenient, but they are in line with procedures that are in

place for most professional and regional theaters, including all Broadway theaters, and both Music Hall and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park locally.

As health and safety guidelines are constantly evolving, we will continue to closely monitor the situation and modify our COVID-19 health and safety plan appropriately as we approach each production.