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UPDATED MASK & VACCINATION POLICIES

The health & well-being of our audiences, staff, volunteers & artists remains our number one priority. Click here to learn about Dayton Live's health & safety procedures.
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Health & Safety

With guidance from state leaders, Montgomery County Health Department, the City of Dayton, and the Center for Disease Control, we are working to ensure the health and safety of our patrons, volunteers, and staff.

In accordance with the city of Dayton mask mandate, masks will continue to be required inside all Dayton Live venues for patrons 6 and over. Starting October 1, 2021, patrons 12 and over attending performances at Dayton Live venues will also be required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for entry. Health and safety policies will continue to be regularly evaluated and adjusted based on community health data, and public health and government guidance.

WHY & HOW LONG

Why are these measures being put into effect and for how long?

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Amid rising COVID -19 cases and the increasing threat of the Delta variant, we are taking this step to provide the highest level of public safety for audiences, staff, volunteers, and artists. In accordance with the city of Dayton mask mandate, Dayton Live currently has a mask mandate for all of its venues. In addition, proof of vaccine or negative COVID-19 test will be required beginning October 1, 2021 and will remain in place until further notice. Health and safety policies will continue to be regularly evaluated and adjusted based on community health data, and public health and government guidance.

I’M VACCINATED

Do I need to show my vaccine card every time I see a show?

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Yes, we will need to verify your vaccine status for every performance at Dayton Live venues to ensure the ticket holder is the person vaccinated. We are not storing any data for future use.

What vaccine documentation are you accepting?

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The following documentation is acceptable:

  • Vaccination card (which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine, and date last dose administered) OR
  • A photo of a vaccination card as a separate document OR
  • A photo of the attendee’s vaccine card stored on a phone or electronic device OR
  • Documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider electronic health record or state Immunization Information System record.
  • PLUS matching photo ID required at the door.

Self-reported vaccination records that are not verified by a health care provider cannot be accepted.

RECOMMENDATION: Take a photo of your vaccination card and matching photo ID together for quicker verification.

Do I need to arrive earlier to accommodate the time it will take to show vaccination records and/or test results?

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Yes please! Patrons attending performances at the Schuster Center or Victoria Theatre should arrive a minimum of 45 minutes before their performance begins. For performances at The Loft Theatre or the PNC Arts Annex, please arrive 30-45 minutes in advance.

I’m vaccinated. Do I need to wear a mask?

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Yes. In accordance with the city of Dayton mask mandate, masks are required in all Dayton Live venues, except when actively eating or drinking, for everyone over the age of 6. There is still a risk of being a carrier of the new strains of COVID-19.

Will there be separate section for vaccinated vs. unvaccinated patrons?

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No. All events will be sold at full capacity.

Isn’t my medical history including test results and vaccines confidential? Isn’t it a HIPAA violation to demand that info for entry?

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Actually no, it isn’t. Here is more information on this subject:
https://www.hipaajournal.com/is-it-a-hipaa-violation-to-ask-for-proof-of-vaccine-status/.

I’M NOT VACCINATED

I am not vaccinated. Are there any exceptions? Can I take my own rapid test and bring the results as proof of a negative test?

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To attend an event in Dayton Live’s venues you must be vaccinated or present a negative COVID-19 test.

For guests who are not vaccinated, they must provide proof of one of the following instead of evidence of vaccination:

  • Negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 24 hours of the performance start time OR
  • Negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time.

COVID-19 tests must be administered by a third party or a virtual proctor. Self-administered tests will not be accepted. Test results must include name, test result, and timestamp to be considered valid.

Do I need to arrive earlier to accommodate the time it will take to show vaccination records and/or test results?

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Yes please! Patrons attending performances at the Schuster Center or Victoria Theatre should arrive a minimum of 45 minutes before their performance begins. For performances at The Loft Theatre or the PNC Arts Annex, please arrive 30-45 minutes in advance.

Will there be separate section for vaccinated vs. unvaccinated patrons?

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No. All events will be sold at full capacity.

Isn’t my medical history including test results and vaccines confidential? Isn’t it a HIPAA violation to demand that info for entry?

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Actually no, it isn’t. Here is more information on this subject:
https://www.hipaajournal.com/is-it-a-hipaa-violation-to-ask-for-proof-of-vaccine-status/.

CHILDREN

I’m bringing my 11 and under children who can’t get vaccinated. Do they need a test?

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Children under 12 do not need a test prior to the performance. However, in accordance with the city of Dayton mask mandate, all patrons 6 and over must wear a mask.

My 12- to 17-year-old is vaccinated, but does not have an ID. What should I do?

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Patrons younger than 18 may present a government-issued photo ID or a school photo ID as an alternative. Guests younger than 18 who do not have either a government-issued ID or school photo ID can only attend performances in the company of an adult who provides the required ID and testing or vaccine documentation for themselves and can confirm the validity of the minor’s test results or vaccination verification.

My child is too young and won’t wear a mask. What do I do?

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In accordance with the city of Dayton mask mandate, everyone over the age of 6 is required to wear a mask. Please remember most performances at Dayton Live are recommended for children over 6.

MASKS

I’m vaccinated. Do I need to wear a mask?

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Yes. In accordance with the city of Dayton mask mandate, masks are required in all Dayton Live venues, except when actively eating or drinking, for everyone over the age of 6. There is still a risk of being a carrier of the new strains of COVID-19.

My child is too young and won’t wear a mask. What do I do?

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In accordance with the city of Dayton mask mandate, everyone over the age of 6 is required to wear a mask. Please remember most performances at Dayton Live are recommended for children over 6.

IMMUNITY

I’ve already had COVID. Why do I need to take the test? Isn’t my natural immunity sufficient?

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Unfortunately, there’s no way for us to verify you’ve already had COVID, so negative test or vaccination documentation is still required.

VENUE & STAFF

Will the people staffing events be adhering to these protocols?

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Dayton Live staff, volunteers, and artists will be required to comply with these health and safety protocols.

Do I need to arrive earlier to accommodate the time it will take to show vaccination records and/or test results?

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Yes please! Patrons attending performances at the Schuster Center or Victoria Theatre should arrive a minimum of 45 minutes before their performance begins. For performances at The Loft Theatre or the PNC Arts Annex, please arrive 30-45 minutes in advance.

What has Dayton Live done to increase the health and safety of its venues?

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  • Installed MERV13 or greater air filters in all our air handling units.
  • Increased the flow of outside air into all our venues. The Mead Theatre is 100% outside air – no recycled air!
  • Installed portable HEPA filtration systems (each over 400 CFM and covering 1,500 square feet) for all dressing rooms and other congregating areas backstage.
  • Installed touchless sinks, soap dispensers and paper towel dispensers in all restrooms.
  • Increased hand sanitizing stations throughout all venues.
  • Installed touchless ticket scanners.

VACCINATION & TESTING LOCATIONS

How can I find a COVID-19 testing location?

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REFUNDS

I am not able to follow these policies and would like a refund.

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We are able to offer exchanges into future events, credits, or refunds. Please contact the Dayton Live Ticket Office Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m.-4 p.m. at 937-228-3630 or tickets@daytonlive.org no later than one week prior to your performance to discuss your options. While you can make this request anytime up to one week before your performance, we recommend waiting at least 30 days before the performance as conditions and policies may change.

Please note, if you cancel your Season Tickets and receive a refund or credit, you will lose your current seat selection. Seating and package availability are not guaranteed in the future.