Vaccinated visitors will soon need proof of revaccination in Ordway.
The Arts Partnership, made up of groups that use St. Paul’s Ordway Performing Arts Center (Minnesota Opera, Ordway, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Schubert Club), announced Friday that it would need proof of COVID-19. Booster vaccination for vaccinated spectators attending performances in Ordway starting February 1st.
According to the press release, viewers will be required to show either proof of their COVID-19 vaccination and revaccination, or a negative test result taken within 72 hours prior to the performance. The partnership has also updated its mask policy, now requiring guests to wear non-woven masks such as N95, KN95, KF94 or surgical masks.
Ordway attendees who have not received a booster shot by February 1 will be required to present a negative test result taken within 72 hours prior to attending the performance. This includes people who are not yet eligible for a booster, such as children under the age of 12. Negative COVID-19 test results must come from a medically supervised PCR or antigen test taken within 72 hours prior to the performance. Rapid tests at home are not accepted.
Evidence of either a booster shot or a negative COVID-19 test result may be provided as a printed or digital copy. Everyone must accompany an appropriate photo ID, such as a valid driver’s license or state ID.
Ticket holders who have symptoms of COVID-19 or who do not meet these new requirements will be able to exchange their tickets or request a refund. Face masks will continue to be required in Ordway at all times, regardless of vaccination status, except when actively eating or drinking in the lobbies.
The Arts Partnership will evaluate and update health and safety regulations as changes are made. For more information: ordway.org/health-safety.