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COVID-19 POLICIES and PROCEDURES

Updated 1/10/22

       The Warehouse Theatre Company continually monitors the COVID-19 data in the Yakima Valley. We update our policies and procedures in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines as needed when new information becomes available. 

      The recent rise in Covid-19 case numbers in the Yakima Valley led the WTC to revise our Covid-19 Policy. Our deep concern for the health and safety of audience members, actors, and technicians in our theatre – as well as our community at large – means a stronger stance is needed.

       In order to continue providing outstanding entertainment, while at the same time attempting to provide the highest level of public safety to our patrons, actors, and technicians, the following guidelines will be in place through the rest of our 2021 - 2022 season: 

 

Entrance to any event at the Warehouse Theatre requires:

  • Proof that each individual is fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (including children). Fully vaccinated means a 2nd shot received 2 weeks prior to the event. Booster not required.

 

  • For those not fully vaccinated (including children), proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test collected no earlier than 72 hours prior to the performance start time is required

 

  • In accordance with the General Face Covering Requirement currently in place in the State of Washington, all audience members and guests (including children) must wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth while within the Warehouse Theatre facility.

 

       Upon your arrival, a WTC representative will check a photo ID matching the proof of vaccination or negative COVID PCR tests at the doors as a condition of entry. Children without photo ID can have identification verified by an accompanying adult. 

NOTE: Ticket holders will NOT be permitted in the theatre without proper documentation and matching identification.

The following are acceptable as proof of full vaccination:

  • Vaccination card (which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided and date last dose administered) OR

  • Copy of a vaccination card OR

  • Digital image of the attendee’s vaccine card stored on a phone or electronic device OR

  • Documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider or state Immunization Information System record (e.g. MyIRmobile.com, WA Verify.gov)

The following are acceptable as proof of a negative COVID-19 test result:

  • Printed document or electronic version (from test provider or laboratory) OR

  • Email or text message displayed on a phone or electronic device (from the test provider or laboratory).

 

The information provided needs to include name of person tested, type of test performed, and collection date of test (not date result received).

 

Negative PCR test result must be within 72 hours prior to the event:

  • For a Wednesday performance, test can be collected no sooner than the previous Sunday.

  • For a Thursday performance, test can be collected no sooner than the previous Monday.

  • For a Friday performance, test can be collected no sooner than the previous Tuesday.

  • For a Saturday performance, test can be collected no sooner than the previous Wednesday.

 

Matching photo ID to the test provided will be required at the door. Children without photo ID can have identification verified by an accompanying adult.

NOTE: Rapid test & Self-reported negative test results are not acceptable.

Ticketing

Ticket holders that are unwilling or unable to comply with the above COVID-19 protocols may request a refund or to have the value of the ticket retained as a credit in their patron record. Requests can be emailed prior to the event time to boxoffice@warehousetheatrecompany.org with the ticket confirmation number.

If you need to talk to someone directly, please call 509-966-0951 and leave a message.  Warehouse Theatre Company staff will return your call as promptly as possible. (Please note that box office hours are M - Sat, 3:30 - 6:30 during production.)

Duration

This policy will be in effect from January 10 through May 31, 2022. The Warehouse Theatre board of directors will continue to monitor the situation. This end date is subject to change and will be reassessed monthly. Notice of any change to these protocols, and details of any additional guidelines or modifications, will be sent two weeks prior to each ticketed event .

Comment

“The Warehouse Theatre Company board of directors didn't make the decision to change COVID-19 attendance requirements lightly,” says Executive Director Vance Jennings.

“But after long and thorough discussion, it became clear that the best way to ensure safer experiences in our theatre was to require vaccinations or negative PCR tests in addition to masking.

This change aligns us with the other performance venues in Yakima.  We want to thank our patrons for their continued support of the theatre and hope this can be a temporary measure that will bring us back to normal as soon as possible. We are all eager to continue sharing the joy of live theatre with our community."

Vaccine & Testing Resources

For more information about the vaccine, how to schedule a vaccine appointment or COVID-19 testing please go to the Yakima County website:

https://www.yakimacounty.us/2401/Yakima-County-COVID-19-Testing-Sites

The WTC appreciates the continued leadership of our public officials, and we remain prepared to respond to evolving circumstances. As updates become available, we will communicate revised event and ticketing information. Updates will be sent via email, social media and this webpage.