August 13, 2021
ENHANCED SAFETY PROCEDURES
The safety of our patrons, artists, and staff is the Alliance’s top priority. Due to rising cases of COVID-19 in Georgia and after consultation with medical and public health experts, the Alliance Theatre will implement a mandatory vaccination policy for all audience members of its upcoming productions of DARLIN CORY and HANDS UP. Audience members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend the performance and will be asked to show proof of vaccination upon arrival at the theater. “Fully vaccinated” means the performance date you are attending must be at least 14 days after your last dose of an FDA or WHO authorized COVID-19 vaccine.
The only exception to the above will be for guests under the age of 12, or those who need reasonable accommodations due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that prevents vaccination. Guests under 12 and those who need reasonable accommodations due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief must provide proof a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within the 72 hours prior to the performance start time or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance start time.
Proof of vaccination (or negative test result) must come directly from the healthcare provider that performed the vaccination (or test). Guests can show proof of vaccination by presenting a physical vaccination card, a photo of a physical card, or a digital confirmation of vaccination. A free resource in the Atlanta for vaccinations or COVID-19 testing is Viral Solutions.
In accordance with these protocols, all guests must present a government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport (guests younger than 18 may present a school photo ID).
This policy also applies to all students aged 12 and older attending classes in person on the Woodruff Arts Center’s campus, effective as of September 1, 2021. Students under the age of 12 are not required to be vaccinated and do not need to present negative COVID-19 test results to attend classes.
In addition to the mandatory vaccination policy, the Alliance will have in place the following safety measures:
- Masks – Masks are required to be worn properly indoors at all times
- Reduced contact – Ticket scanning will be contactless and staff will be equipped with masks
- Air Circulation – The Alliance has replaced all HVAC units with HVAC ionization systems, which provide a 99.4% reduction of COVID-19 within 30 minutes. HVAC ionization is more effective than other air-cleaning methods and helps kill other types of viruses, such as the flu, and air pollutants
- Sanitizing – There will be enhanced and frequent cleaning of high-traffic surfaces, as well as more hand sanitizing stations across the campus
The Alliance will continue to closely monitor local, state, and federal policies regarding indoor activities and plan our safety protocols accordingly. Specific health & safety protocols are subject to change and will be clearly communicated to ticket holders in advance of their performance. Decisions regarding the vaccination policy for future productions will be made closer to those production start dates, and will be based on current conditions, consultation with health experts, and CDC guidelines.
In recognition of the great uncertainty created by the pandemic, we have reviewed our ticket policies to make sure we are as flexible and accommodating as possible in the event you are unable to attend a performance. The Alliance will provide flexible exchanges for all season and single ticket buyers. If you are unable to attend a performance for any reason, you will be eligible for a complimentary exchange into a future performance. Exchanges may be requested up until the performance curtain time. Ticket buyers may be asked to pay the difference in price should the replacement performance ticket price exceed that of the original ticket. To request an exchange, please call 404.733.4600, Monday through Friday, 10 AM–6 PM.