Health & Safety

Ovations Requires Proof of Vaccinations or a Negative Test, as well as Masks, for All Indoor Events

HEALTH & SAFETY POLICIES

Effective 4/1/2022

For everyone’s safety, Portland Ovations requires that all patrons be up to date with COVID19 vaccinations or present a negative test result before entering any Portland Ovations event.

All protocols subject to change prior to the event

Last updated 4/1/2022

VACCINATIONS & TESTING

 
ENTERING THE VENUE
  • VACCINE OR NEGATIVE TEST CHECK 
    • 5 yrs and up: Present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR or Antigen test, either an at-home test, or one that has been administered by an authorized third party prior to entering the auditorium. Two weeks must have passed after the final dose of vaccine. 
    • 3 & 4 yrs: Present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR or Antigen test, either an at-home test, or one that has been administered by an authorized third party prior to entering the auditorium.
    • Under 2 yrs: Portland Ovations strongly discourages attendance by guests younger than 2 at this time. 
  • SECURITY: At Merrill Auditorium, once proof of vaccination is verified, guests will go through a security check point before entering the building. 
  • TICKETS: Once through security guests can go to PortTIX for will call tickets and ticket purchasing.   

IDENTIFICATION

  • It is necessary to show photo identification such as a driver’s license, passport, or school issued ID along with the vaccination card, or negative COVID test result as outlined previously. 
  • Young audience members may have their identity verified by an accompanying parent or guardian.  

ACCEPTED PROOF OF VACCINATION

  • Patrons may present the actual vaccination card that was issued and marked when they were vaccinated. 
  • They may also present a photograph of this card that has been printed, or can be shown on a personal electronic device (mobile phone). 

ACCEPTED PROOF OF NEGATIVE TEST

  • PCR tests administered by an authorized provider. 
  • Rapid Antigen and Rapid Diagnostic test results administered by an authorized provider. 
  • At-home Rapid Antigen tests (BinaxNow). Please provide a photo of the negative test and include the time and date it was taken written on the test. This photo can be displayed on your phone at the vaccination checkpoint.  
  • Click here to learn more about testing. 
 

MASKS

 
MASKS REQUIRED FOR ALL GUESTS OVER 2 YEARS OF AGE
  • Masks are required unless actively eating or drinking. 
  • US CDC recommends wearing properly fitted surgical, KN95, N95 or K94 mask at all times while inside. A compliant surgical mask will be made available on request. A cloth mask may be worn over the surgical mask if desired. 
  • Recommended masks by US CDC

ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • All attendees must show a photo ID along with their proof of vaccination OR negative test. 
  • Boosters are not required.
  • At home PCR testing is an accepted form of proof of negative test.
  • Anyone under the age of 5 who is not yet eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine must provide proof of a negative test. 
  • Underage attendees who do not have a photo ID must have a parent or guardian present to vouch for their identity. 
  • Masks are required unless actively eating or drinking. 
  • Concessions will be served in the lobby at Merrill Auditorium.
  • If you’re feeling sick, please stay home. 

ADDITIONAL PROTOCOLS AT MERRILL AUDITORIUM

  • Concessions will be served at Portland Ovations performances. Outside food and drink are prohibited in Merrill Auditorium. 
  • Merrill Auditorium cleaning and sanitation protocols follow all Federal CDC Guidelines. 
  • Enhanced daily cleaning procedures include frequent wipe-down of common areas and high-touch surfaces such as railings, door handles, countertops, restroom fixtures and the elevator. 
  • All lobbies, restrooms, seating areas, and backstage rooms are cleaned prior to and following each performance or event. 
  • Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the theater.