Covid-19 safety policies are INTENDED to keep you safe during the Cabrillo Festival season!
We’re all eagerly getting ready to celebrate the season with you back at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. To ensure the safety of the audiences, artists, and staff members, we kindly request that you adhere by our guidelines.
Before you arrive, please review our safety protocols below.
Cabrillo Festival will require all patrons to wear a face mask to enter the venue and it must be worn at all times. Face masks must completely cover nose and mouth and have ear loops or similar to hold it in place. Cloth and surgical masks are acceptable. Gaiters and bandanas are not acceptable. Due to the transmissibility of current variants, Cabrillo Festival strongly recommends that patrons wear a non-vented respirator, such as an N95, KN95, or KF94 face mask.
Masks are required, regardless of age, while inside the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium during the Festival season. Audience members who fail to follow the Front of House safety protocols will be removed from the performance venue.
VACCINATION POLICY – BOOSTER SHOT REQUIRED IF ELIGIBLE
We will require up-to-date vaccination, including a single booster shot for those eligible, for all attendees 12 and older. Up-to-date vaccination is defined as two weeks after completing the full initial course of vaccination (either two-dose mRNA series or single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine) and one week after receiving a booster shot once a person is eligible for a booster shot. Until a person is eligible for a booster, they are considered Up-to-Date on Vaccination two weeks after completing their full initial series of vaccination. If eligible, a booster shot must be taken at least 7 days prior to the performance you are attending. You will be denied entry into the venue if you are eligible for a booster but did not receive it.
You must meet the criteria below to enter the venue:
Ages 12 and older:
You must show proof of up-to-date vaccination, proof of single booster vaccination as soon as you are eligible (refer to Updated Booster Requirement for details) and taken at least 7 days before the performance you are attending.
If you are not yet eligible for the booster, you must have received a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least 14 days before the performance you are attending.
Ages 6 through 11:
Provide proof of up-to-date vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, taken within 48 hours prior to the performance.
All patrons 12 and older must be up-to-date vaccinated and, if eligible, having received a single booster shot at least seven (7) days prior to the performance you are attending.
You are eligible for a booster shot five (5) months after a full course of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two (2) months after the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
You will be denied entry if you are eligible for the booster shot but did not receive it.
PROOF OF VACCINATION
The policies outlined below must be followed to enter the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium during the Cabrillo Festival season—including all open rehearsals and performances.
Ages 12 and up
- All patrons ages 12 and up must have up-to-date vaccination.
- Patrons will be required to show a physical or digital copy of their vaccine card, a physical or digital copy of their booster card if eligible, and valid identification. Vaccine and booster cards (physical and digital) must show vaccination dates and the patron’s full name. For ages 18 and up, identification must be government-issued photo ID. Patrons ages 6 through 17 who do not have photo ID may provide a non-photo ID (e.g. school ID).
Children ages 6-11 must provide one of the following:
Children ages 6-11 must show proof of up-to-date vaccination via physical or digital copy of their vaccine card, a physical or digital copy of their booster card if eligible. Vaccine and booster cards (physical and digital) must show vaccination dates and patron’s full name.
If the child does not qualify as up-to-date vaccinated because it will be less than two weeks since the final dose of the initial vaccination course, they must present a negative result from a COVID-19 PCR test administered within 48 hours of the performance/event start time.
COVID-19 TESTING OPTIONS
If you or anyone in your party is feeling ill, please refrain from attending Festival performances or events.
While we require all people over 12 years of age to be vaccinated, you should get tested if you feel sick. If you feel sick, get tested right away, even if you’re vaccinated. If you have been exposed but show no symptoms, get tested on or after day 5. Day 0 is the day you were exposed. Regardless of vaccination status, if you test positive, please stay home.
If you have health insurance, schedule a test with your doctor. If you have symptoms or a known exposure, your healthcare provider is required by law to get you a test.