BRECKENRIDGE CREATIVE ARTS COVID-19 POLICY
Breckenridge, CO – March 1, 2022: Breckenridge Creative Arts (BCA), a multidisciplinary nonprofit organization responsible for the successful management of a series of programs, properties, and partnerships that collectively animate and populate a cultural corridor in the heart of downtown Breckenridge, relaxed all COVID-19 restrictions on March 1, 2022. Due to the latest public health updates from the state of Colorado and Summit County, BCA-managed venues will no longer require masking nor proof of vaccination with exception to the requests of specific touring artists, resident companies and third-party event producers.
The affected BCA venues are the Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge Theater, Eclipse Theater, and all of the structures and studio spaces within the Breckenridge Arts District Campus.
BCA will continue to monitor local public health data including infection rates, transmission data and variant developments plus any recommendations from the CDC as well as state and local governments. The organization may revise the policy in the future based on such data and recommendations from public health officials. BCA will update partners and ticket holders if any changes are made to this policy.
If a touring artist, resident company or third-party event producer requires vaccination and/or negative COVID test and/or masking on a show-by-show basis, we will post the information to all BCA-managed online event listings as well as contact ticket purchasers. Please check online event listings for more information regarding a specific event. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions section for events still requiring proof of vaccination.
COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can be severe. It has caused millions of deaths around the world as well as lasting health problems in some who have survived the illness. The best way to protect yourself and others is to get vaccinated and boosted when you are eligible, follow testing guidelines, follow public health orders, wash your hands and practice physical distancing. Please stay home if you experience any symptoms or exposure to COVID-19.
ATTENDEE HEALTH ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
According to the CDC, older adults and people of all ages with serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk of death or severe illness from COVID-19. All attendees should evaluate their risk in determining whether or not to attend an event. By entering the event, attendees voluntarily assume all risks related to the exposure of COVID-19 and agree to the terms and conditions established by public health guidelines, including but not limited to local quarantine mandates and the CDC quarantine requirements available here.
Additional Safety Procedures
All BCA venues will encourage and implement the following safety measures:
- Guests encouraged to use foot-operated hand-sanitizing stations available after check-in and throughout the venue
- Masks and disinfecting wipes available to patrons upon request
- Venue staff and volunteers will be required to be vaccinated
- Disposable masks provided to event producers for $7/box of 50
- Use of one-way “follow” arrows for ingress, egress, and security guidance
- Crowd-controlled egress to avoid crowded exits once a show has ended
- Reservation of the right to deny entry or ask attendees to leave if they are not following the guidelines we have enacted to keep everyone safe
- HVAC systems have been optimized to encourage the strongest air exchange; HVAC systems equipped with the most capable filters compatible with our systems
- Arts District Studios will be equipped with an air purifier for indoor public activities
- Doors and garage doors will be opened to maximize the fresh air within the amphitheater
- Ensuring all touring artists, teaching artists, and partners adhere to venue safety measures
- Cleaning of all equipment after each use (microphones, house sound boards, light board, cables)
- Signage posted to promote current safety protocols
- Contactless payment, one way traffic flow, health screening QR codes and other safety systems are in place should they be required by Summit County Public Health at any time
- All venue employees are required to wash their hands for 30+ seconds after using the restroom, sneezing, touching their face, blowing their nose, cleaning, smoking, eating and drinking, going on break, and before/after each shift