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PPAC COVID-19 Policy Guidelines 
In Effect Until Further Notice 

Vaccination or Negative COVID-19 Test Result 

Guests aged 12 and over: please bring your official vaccination card, along with a valid photo ID. A digital photo or hard copy of your vaccination card will be accepted at the entrance. If you are unable to vaccinate (this includes people with a medical condition or closely held religious belief that prevents vaccination), then you must provide printed or digital proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time (PCR test results take 24-48 hours), or a negative COVID-19 antigen test (also known as a rapid test) taken within 6 hours of the performance start time (rapid tests results are usually available in approximately 20 minutes). At -home COVID-19 tests will not be accepted.

Children under 12 must wear a mask at all times while inside the theatre (except when actively eating/drinking).  


Masks 
Masks are required and must be worn while inside the theatre for all events; they may be adjusted while actively eating and drinking but must fully cover the nose and mouth at all other times.

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PPAC is NOW a GBAC STAR accredited performing arts venue; we have implemented the strictest protocols for cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention.

PPAC has no capcity restrictions; ALL event staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Other safety measures include:

  • Hand Hygiene 
    All guests and staff members must hand sanitize before entering PPAC. We’ve added hand sanitizers throughout the theatre. Staff members also frequently wash hands during their shifts.

  • Contactless
    PPAC has implemented contactless ticket scanning, food and drink ordering, and payment processing.

  • Committed to Clean
    Per CDC guidelines, and using EPA certified cleaning agents and disinfectants, PPAC is deep cleaned after every performance; high-touch surfaces are cleaned more frequently. A bipolar ionization air filtration system has been installed in the theatre

PPAC is following current guidelines as recommended by the CDC, state, and local  government. Our safety measures may change throughout the season, so please continue to visit this page for updates. 

FAQ'S ABOUT COVID-19
 

Q: Why are these policies being implemented when there is no government mandate to do so?

A: As the COVID-19 situation evolves, theatres across the country and several venues and performing arts organizations in Rhode Island have collaborated to create clear, unified COVID-19 policy guidelines with one mission: to keep all audiences, performers, and venue staff members as safe as possible so that everyone can enjoy performances throughout the season.

Q: How long will these policies and protocols be in place?

A: These will remain in effect until further notice; however, they may be subject to change without notice if federal, state, and local guidance changes.

Check ppacri.org/healthandsafety prior to EVERY performance as guidelines and requirements for guest touring companies and performing artist(s) are subject to change without notice.

Q: Are masks required for all PPAC events?

A: Yes; masks are required and must be worn while inside the theatre for all events; they may be adjusted while actively eating and drinking but must fully cover the nose and mouth at all other times.

Q: What documents do I need to bring with me to the theatre?

Guests aged 12 and over: please bring your official vaccination card, along with a valid photo ID. A digital photo or hard copy of your vaccination card will be accepted at the entrance. If you are unable to vaccinate (this includes people with a medical condition or closely held religious belief that prevents vaccination), then you must provide printed or digital proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time (PCR test results take 24-48 hours), or a negative
COVID-19
antigen test (also known as a rapid test) taken within 6 hours of the performance start time (rapid test results are usually available in approximately 20 minutes). At-home COVID-19 tests will not be accepted.

Q: What does "fully vaccinated" mean? Am I fully vaccinated if I have received one-dose of a two-dose vaccine?

A: “Fully vaccinated” means that on the date of the performance, it has been at least 14 days since you received the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or from the date you received a single-dose vaccine. You must provide printed or digital proof of a negative COVID-19 test if you are not yet fully vaccinated; CVS, Walgreen’s, and other locations in RI offer testing. At-home tests will NOT be accepted.

Q: Where can I get my test done?

A: There are many testing centers across the state including CVS and Walgreens; at-home tests are not accepted.

Q: I’ve had COVID; do I still need to be tested or obtain a vaccine?

A: Yes, proof of full vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results (as stated above) are always required.

Q: What if I lost my vaccination card or if I forget to bring it with me?

A: It is advisable to take a photo or make a copy of your proof of vaccination card as these will be accepted for entrance. If you know in advance that you have lost your card, please check with your vaccination provider. If you do not have proof of either vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test (as specified above), entry will not be allowed and PPAC will offer you a credit for the value of your ticket(s).  

Q: What if I would rather get a refund?

A: Refunds will be available for anyone who submits confirmation of a positive test result in the ten-day period prior to the event. Please email the PPAC Box Office at box_office_questions@ppacri.org or call 401.421.ARTS (2787). For tickets purchased through any resale or third-party site, please reach out to those purchase sites directly.