South Bend Civic Theatre Vaccination Policy (updated 9/7/21)
The following policies are subject to periodic review and will remain in place until further notice. As has been the case, the CIVIC will continue to discuss our COVID plans and policies with the St. Joseph County Health Department, and we will incorporate any new guidelines as recommended.
In an effort to be fully transparent, we are announcing these updates to our COVID policy so that our CIVIC family is aware of the measures we are taking to keep them safe at our upcoming indoor performances.
All patrons are required to wear a mask. This includes patrons under 12. Patrons 12 and over must provide proof of vaccination at all indoor CIVIC productions.* Patrons 12 and under will be required to mask.
*Vaccination exemptions will be considered for health concerns and/or religious convictions. If this is the case, unvaccinated patrons will be required to present a printed proof of a negative COVID test result. This test must have been performed in the 72 hours prior to the respective performance. Exempted patrons will still receive temperature checks and be required to mask at all times.
CIVIC Staff Members are required to be fully vaccinated. When in proximity to volunteers or the public, they will be required to mask.
All volunteers will receive temperature checks and be required to mask. If your temperature is over 100.4° F, then you will be denied entrance. This includes volunteers under 12. Volunteers 12 and over must provide proof of vaccination. Volunteers 12 and under will receive temperature checks and be required to mask.
Masks are required at all times except when performing on stage.
If a volunteer of any age exhibits COVID symptoms or is exposed to COVID, they must provide the theatre with a negative COVID test before being allowed to return.
If a volunteer tests positive for COVID, they are required to immediately alert the theatre, so that contact tracing may be conducted.
CIVIC contact tracing will require all exposed volunteers and/or staff to be tested. If additional positive tests are discovered, then measures will be taken to ensure the safety of all up to and including the postponement of a production.