Covid-19 Screening and Protocol for Ephrata Performing Arts Center

The current policy for the Ephrata Performing Arts Center concerning the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 includes the following:

EPAC’s priority is the well-being of our audience, volunteers, and staff. Therefore, we are reintroducing our safety protocols in order to help ensure the health of those who are in a vulnerable category.

Out of an abundance of caution, we are increasing our safety measures. Specifically:

  • We are strongly encouraging audience members to wear a mask while inside the theater, regardless of vaccination status.
  • All volunteers and staff will wear a mask when assisting members of the audience. We are requiring that cast and crew members also wear masks when not on stage.
  • Staff, volunteers, and performers are required to be vaccinated.
  • Cleaning protocols remain in effect and hand sanitizing stations are available all throughout the theater.
  • Loitering in the lobby before and after the performance is no longer permitted and we ask that everyone do their socializing outside on the porch or in the park.

These guidelines may change at any time, and the theater will do its best to communicate these guidelines to relevant parties as soon as possible.

The symptoms of COVID-19 include the following:

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

EPAC wants to remain a strong community partner and will continue working to ensure our patrons, sponsors, volunteers, and staff stay safe in our theater.