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Literary Arts will require proof of vaccination for all in-person events and classes

In an effort to keep our audience members, artists, volunteers, and staff members safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Literary Arts will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, or a negative test result (within 72 hours) from a healthcare provider, for entry into our in-person events and classes. Masks will also be required in both indoor and outdoor public settings, in accordance with current public health mandates in the state of Oregon.

UPDATED: September 3, 2021

These policies will continue to be revised and updated as we all continue to navigate this global public health crisis.

For venue-specific policies, please consult Portland5.com for the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (Portland Arts & Lectures). For Portland Book Festival venues, please consult Portland5.com and the Portland Art Museum website.

All Delve Readers Seminars and writing classes (with the exception of Portland Book Festival writing classes) will remain online-only through at least the end of 2021. 

We are also hosting a number of online-only community events.

While we look forward to returning to in-person presenting, we are following strict safety protocols in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community. These policies reflect a commitment to the safety of our audience, artists, volunteers, and staff while we are in the midst of a global pandemic. Current research shows that being vaccinated and wearing masks is the safest way to mitigate the spread of the virus in public spaces.

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.

TICKET BUYER FAQ

What are Literary Arts COVID-19 policies for vaccinations and masking at in-person events?

All ticket holders, regardless of age, are required to show proof of full COVID vaccination or a negative test result (within 48 hours) from a healthcare provider for entry into the theatre. “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. 

Also, in accordance with state and local guidelines, face masks are required for entry. Masks must completely cover nose and mouth. Gaiters and bandanas are not acceptable. If wearing a face mask that does not comply with policy, we will provide a face mask for patrons. Masks must be worn at all times except while eating or drinking for brief periods. Prolonged periods of mask removal are not permitted for eating or drinking – masks must be worn between bites and sips.

What does Literary Arts require for proof of vaccination?

To enter Literary Arts events, please bring a photo ID and one of the following as proof of vaccination with you to the venue:

  • Your physical vaccination card
  • A scan or image of your physical vaccination card (printed or displayed on your mobile device)
  • A digital copy of your immunization records from a state health department-approved site

Your vaccination document must show:

  • Your name and date of birth
  • Which vaccine you received
  • Date or dates you received your shot/s

Trained entry staff will review your proof of vaccination upon arrival. Ticket holders will receive additional information about what to expect for the onsite check-in process as we approach event dates. We will continue to work with our friends at Portland’5 Centers for the Arts, Portland Art Museum, and our peer organizations.

Those under 18 years of age who do not have a school photo ID must be accompanied by an adult who meets the vaccination or COVID test requirements. Children under age 12 must also provide a negative test result. A negative COVID-19 PCR test must be taken within 72 hours of the performance start time.

I’m missing my COVID-19 vaccination card, or I never received one. How do I get proof of vaccination?

Oregon Health Authority has information about how to obtain proof of vaccination here.

What are the negative COVID-19 test requirements?

Patrons who are not fully vaccinated (“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 the performance date) must bring an electronic, photo, or paper copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. Please note that test result documentation must be directly from the healthcare provider that performed the test with an appropriate ID matching the name on the COVID-19 test result. Test must have been taken within 72 hours of the performance start time.

All attendees must show proof of vaccination or a negative test result. For documentation, those under 18 years of age who do not have a school photo ID must be accompanied by an adult who meets the vaccination or COVID test requirements. Children under age 12 must also provide a negative test result. A negative COVID-19 PCR test must be taken within 72 hours of the performance start time.

What are the mask requirements?

In accordance with state and local guidelines, face masks are required in all indoor public settings and in most public outdoor settings where physical distancing is not possible. Face masks are required regardless of vaccination status. Masks must completely cover nose, mouth, and chin. Gaiters and bandanas are not acceptable. If wearing a face mask that does not comply with we will provide a face mask. Masks must be worn at all times except while eating or drinking for brief periods. Prolonged periods of mask removal are not permitted for eating or drinking – masks must be worn between bites and sips.

IN-PERSON CLASSES AT LITERARY ARTS

For in-person classes

  • All Literary Arts staff and teachers working on site have been fully vaccinated.
  •  All students, when registering online, should confirm that they are vaccinated.
  • All students will be asked to show proof of full vaccination (vaccination card or photo of vaccination card and photo ID) when they come to class, or proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours. This will be recorded on the class roster.
  • All staff and students in the building will be required to wear a mask at all times. Masks must be worn so that they fully cover your nose and chin.
  • No food or drink allowed, but students may bring their own water bottles.  
  • Please stay home if you are experiencing symptoms or have a positive COVID test.

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.


Please note that dates, programming, artistic, ticket policies, donor benefits, and COVID-19 safety protocols and requirements are subject to ongoing change or cancelation. Please contact our box office via email at la@literary-arts.org.

  • 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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