Arena Stage Health and Safety FAQ
Why are we requiring audience members be vaccinated and show ID?
The health and safety of our audience members, artists, volunteers and staff is our north star. It has been clearly shown by a consensus of scientific experts that our best protection against COVID-19 is being vaccinated. Approved vaccines have been through robust clinical trials and have been shown to be effective and safe. As such, we will be requiring all audience members, staff, volunteers, and artists to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The requirement to show ID allows us to confirm that the vaccination record matches with the person attending the performance.
What if I have a medical or religious reason to not be vaccinated, or I am bringing a child under 12 years old?
We do not wish to exclude anyone from our theaters. Patrons who need a reasonable accommodation for medical reasons or due to a sincerely held religious belief must provide proof of a negative PCR test administered by a medical provider within the last 24 hours, or a negative antigen test administered by a medical provider within 6 hours of the performance start time, along with a photo ID. These testing requirements also apply to children under the age of 12.
Further, with effect from January 15, 2022, and in accordance with the District of Columbia’s Department of Health requirements and the Mayor’s Order 2021-148, patrons requesting accommodation on medical or religious grounds must also provide documentation of the medical or religious exemption, examples of which can be found here.
Rapid COVID-19 Antigen tests are available at CVS MinuteClinics throughout the DMV area, and most urgent care sites. Please note that these generally require an appointment in advance. Click here for a list of local sites.
Will store bought Rapid Test be accepted?
At home tests will not be accepted as we cannot confirm who took the test.
- AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine
- Johnson and Johnson (Janssen)
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