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Literary Arts COVID-19 event policies

UPDATE: September 26, 2022

Vaccination and masking policies will vary for all of our events, and depend on factors such as public health mandates, venue requirements, and artist preferences, which are also subject to change. We will do our best to communicate each event’s requirement on their individual event page and in communications to ticket holders closer to the event date.

Community Resources:

  • If you are not currently vaccinated, you can find out when, where, and how to get a FREE COVID-19 vaccine HERE.
  • Information about COVID-19 tests can be found HERE.
  • Lost your vaccination card? You can request a copy of your vaccination record HERE.
  • You can also get a digital vaccine card from the Oregon Health Authority HERE.

Vaccination Policy:

After November 1, proof of Covid-19 vaccine will no longer be required for in-person classes, seminars and events, including Portland Book Festival classes, that take place at Literary Arts. Masks will still be strongly encouraged.

For events that are held at off-site venues, such as the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, policies vary for different events. Please check the individual event page for requirements. At this time, most events do not require proof of vaccination.

For events that require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination:

  • Proof of full vaccination can mean your physical vaccination card, Oregon’s Electronic COVID-19 Vaccine Card, or a photo of your vaccination card/clearly legible photocopy/digital record that clearly shows your full name and dosage details. Trained entry staff will review your proof of vaccination upon arrival. 
  • If you do not have proof of full COVID-19 vaccination as listed above, a COVID PCR test (taken within 72 hours of event time) will be required for entry into the theatre. Self-administered tests are not accepted.
  • “Fully vaccinated” means that ticket holders have received their final vaccination dose of either the two-dose regimen of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one dose of Johnson & Johnson at least 14 days before your performance date.
  • Audience members aged 18 and over must present a photo ID that matches their vaccination or negative test information.

Please note that these policies could change at any time, and specific Literary Arts events and activities might have differing policies. We encourage you to check back on the day of the event or reach out to us at la@literary-arts.org with any questions.

Face mask policy:

At this time, in accordance with state and local guidelines, face masks are optional in most indoor public settings withe the exception of healthcare, public transit, shelters, and detention facilities.

We strongly encourage people to wear a face mask at all of our events. Please check individual event pages for requirements.

For events that require a face mask:

  • All audience members age 5 and up will be required to wear a face covering at all times during the event except for brief periods when actively eating and drinking. Masks will be provided to audience members who did not bring their own.

Recognize risk

While Literary Arts is taking precautions and enforcing safety measures, we cannot guarantee zero risk; a risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public setting. By entering the classroom or performance venue, students, teachers, and attendees accept the risk of exposure and knowingly waive and release Literary Arts from any liability related to COVID-19.

Subject to Change

Please note that dates, programming, artistic, ticket policies, donor benefits, and COVID-19 safety protocols and requirements are subject to ongoing change or cancelation in accordance with state and/ or federal guidelines.

  • We will reassess this policy on an ongoing basis. We reserve the right to change, adopt and enforce safety measures as needed.
  • Failure to comply with safety procedures outlined by management may result in your removal from Literary Arts events. 

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