Performing arts center at Olympia to drop COVID warrants on March 16
The Olympia Area Performing Arts Center announced on Monday that it will end its COVID protocols on March 16, following Governor Jay Inslee’s announcement that the indoor mask mandate at the statewide would be lifted on March 12.
According to a statement from the Center, given the downward trend in the number of cases, customers will no longer be required to present proof of vaccination or a negative test to enter the venue. They will be encouraged, but not required, to wear masks indoors.
The Center follows many other indoor facilities across the state, but some continue to require proof of vaccinations and masks after the statewide mandate is lifted. Harlequin Productions, a non-profit Olympia theater group, announced today that it will maintain its COVID protocols until April 2.
According to the statement, staff, volunteers and performers will still be required to self-screen daily for symptoms of COVID-19. Guests are asked to self-screen for symptoms before arriving and to stay home if they feel ill. Everyone backstage will be required to have proof of vaccination or a negative test, as well as wear a mask when not active.
The Center will continue to partner with Curative to provide PCR and rapid tests at the kiosk outside the ticket office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, the statement said. More information can be found at Center website.