Chorus of Westerly COVID-19 Policies
Policies and procedures are also subject to change at anytime without advance notice.
EFFECTIVE AS OF March 28, 2022
Facial coverings (‘masks’) are encouraged but no longer required to be worn in the George Kent Performance Hall for meetings, rehearsals, concerts, or any other activity*. However, we strongly request that you wear a mask if you are not yet fully vaccinated against Covid-19, if you have recently recovered from Covid-19 or another spreadable virus (such as flu, RSV, colds, etc.), or if you have been a recent close contact of someone with Covid-19 or another virus.
Everyone must self-screen for Covid-19 prior to entering Kent Hall. If you are displaying symptoms and cannot directly link them to another non-spreadable condition or medical condition (such as allergies), please stay home and do not enter Kent Hall.
*One exception to this policy applies: We ask that any caregiver attending our indoor Little Voices programs (with children ages 0 to 5) continue to wear masks. The children participating are not required to wear masks.
Proof of vaccination or proof of a negative Covid-19 test result are no longer required from audience members or performers.
Please follow these additional guidelines to help keep everyone healthy and safe!
If you have recently tested positive for Covid-19, do not enter Kent Hall until you are symptom-free and at least 10 days have passed since symptom onset. Upon returning to Kent Hall after the 10-day period, you must wear a facial covering until at least 15 days have passed since your symptom onset.
If you have had a COVID-19 case in your household or you are a Covid-19 close contact, please do not enter Kent Hall unless you have had a negative test and are not displaying symptoms. We strongly encourage you to wear a facial covering upon entry into Kent Hall.
If you feel at all ill, we ask you to stay away from Kent Hall until you feel better and symptoms clear.
For private Kent Hall rentals/events not produced by the Chorus, COVID policies are set on a case-by-case basis between the renter and the Chorus (unless local regulations dictate a particular policy and are communicated to the outside users upon rental agreement) and may differ from this policy. Please note masks are not required for the Chariho High School Concert on March 30, 2022.
**Disclaimer for everyone entering Kent Hall**
Risks of Covid-19 remain. Be advised that anyone entering the George Kent Performance Hall for any purpose is doing so at their own risk and of their own choosing during the times of spread of Covid-19, its variants, and other contagious seasonal viruses in our region. Active music-making, singing, and other similar activities take place in Kent Hall and there is always a risk that viral transmissions can occur in such settings. The Chorus of Westerly, its staff, board, volunteers, contractors, agents, and associates, makes no guarantees of safety or health to any individual, group, or business, regarding Covid-19 and other viruses and their spread while inside Kent Hall. You enter Kent Hall and attend concerts, events, programs, meetings, rehearsals, activities, with full knowledge of this risk. If you are uncomfortable with this risk or do not accept it for yourself or members of your family, do not enter the George Kent Performance Hall.