Arts & Culture Reopening Guide
A Message to Our Patrons and Community
As Allen County arts and culture nonprofits reopen live, in-person programs, your health and safety is our top priority. We are closely following Governor Holcomb’s Back on Track Indiana Plan and adhering to guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control. We are committed to an ongoing partnership with the Allen County Department of Health to respond to the needs and concerns of our community, and we are grateful to our local healthcare leaders for sharing their expertise and support with us. While an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present, we will strive to provide clean and sanitized venues and thoughtful programming to ensure that you have a comfortable and enjoyable experience.
NOW, WE NEED YOUR HELP.
Please stay home if you’re sick.
If you have had a fever, symptoms associated with COVID-19 such as cough or shortness of breath, or a positive COVID-10 test result within the last 14 days, please stay home.
Please keep a 6 foot distance from others.
When you arrive, you will find directional signage and friendly reminders in lobbies, hallways, and bathrooms. Concert halls like the Embassy Theatre, Arts United Center, and others will provide socially-distanced seating.
Please wear a face covering.
By wearing a mask, you help reduce the spread of COVID-19 to those around you according to local, state, and federal health experts including the CDC. With your health and safety in mind, our staff and volunteers will be required to wear masks.
Please wash your hands.
Washing your hands is one of the best ways to reduce the spread of disease. When you arrive at an arts and culture event or venue, hand sanitizing stations will be located at entry and exit points and throughout the space.
Please use your smartphone to manage tickets, playbills, brochures, and other paper items.
To reduce the number of items that are passed from person to person, we are minimizing items printed on paper. Most arts and culture organizations will make sure that you can access all of this information from your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Please let us know before you arrive if you need a special accommodation.
We hope you will join us and are eager to find how we can make your experience comfortable and enjoyable.
When we all work together to implement health and safety measures, more people will feel comfortable participating in arts and culture activities, and we can work toward offering additional events and programs in the future.
Arts United led a social media initiative on Facebook and Instagram to capture moments of creativity at home in partnership with WPTA NBC-33, participating arts and culture nonprofits, and Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s Chalk Walk at Home.
Arts and Culture Resilience Initiative
Arts United has worked closely with nonprofit and community leaders to develop resources to support the resilience of arts and culture organizations and creatives as they reopen and reimagine their work in a world informed by the realities of COVID-19. Learn more about these efforts here.
Important Notice to Arts Campus Fort Wayne Patrons
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people are present. Arts United is implementing robust health and safety measures as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; however, there is never a guarantee of an illness-free arts and culture event or activity. By visiting any facility operated by Arts United, you voluntarily assume all risks related to COVID-19.