Arts Council initiates new requirements in response to rising COVID cases

Arts Council initiates new requirements in response to rising COVID cases
August 25
13:44 2021

As local COVID cases reach the highest level since Winter 2021, Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County is taking precautionary steps to support the overall well-being of our arts and cultural sector. 

Beginning on Aug. 27 and until further notice, all patrons attending events on Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County’s campus must present a full proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR lab test result from within 48 hours prior to the scheduled event you wish to attend. Arts Council campus venues include Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts’ Reynolds Place Theatre, Mountcastle Theatre, and galleries, as well as HanesBrands Theatre. Additionally, Arts Council is requiring all staff and volunteers, as well as performers and production team members, to be fully vaccinated.  

“We are committed to doing our part to protect our community from the further spread of COVID-19 and revitalizing our arts and cultural sector that has been greatly impacted from the last year and a half of this pandemic,” said Chase Law, president and CEO of Arts Council. “Our goal is to keep our venues open, our artists employed, and our community safe so that we can enjoy live performances together and continue forward with the reopening of the sector.”  

As decreed from the City of Winston-Salem, a mask mandate for all indoor events was reinstated on Aug. 20. Presently, masks are required for entry to all Arts Council venues.

We strongly encourage local arts organizations to join Arts Council, The Ramkat, and other venues to protect our community from the further spread of COVID-19.

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