Due to the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in the area and the prevalence of new, more infectious variants of the disease, the Mineral Point Opera House has updated its mitigation policy in the following manner:
Effective September 1, all audience members, staff, volunteers, and performers at Opera House events will require proof of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination from no less than 14 days before the day of the event or a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test from within the previous 72 hours.
Effective October 1, all audience members, staff, volunteers, and performers at Opera House events will require proof of fully vaccinated status for no less than 14 days before the day of the event or a negative test within the previous 72 hours.
Attendees to all-age events who are not yet old enough to receive the vaccine will be admitted with proof of a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test within the previous 72 hours.
We will accept the following as proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a professionally administered (physician, clinic, pharmacy, etc.) negative COVID-19 diagnostic test, along with matching photo ID:
- The original COVID-19 vaccination document or negative test result
- A physical paper copy of either document
- A snapshot on your mobile device of either document
- At home tests will not be accepted
In accordance with City of Mineral Point policies for all municipal buildings, all audience members, staff, volunteers, and performers must continue to wear masks or face coverings while not eating, drinking, or performing, regardless of vaccination status. Effective face coverings must completely cover the nose and mouth and must be worn at all times unless actively consuming food or beverage. Face shields, gaiters and bandanas are not acceptable as primary face coverings.
We fully realize that some who have already purchased tickets to upcoming Opera House events may not be able or willing to abide by our updated requirements for entry. If you have purchased a ticket but no longer wish to attend a show at the Opera House, please send an email to email@example.com with your name, the event name, and the number of tickets purchased to the event.
Thank you for your continued cooperation and support.
The Mineral Point Opera House’s policy for COVID-19 mitigation is developed following a consensus of guidance from the CDC, DHS, and the Iowa County Health Department. Our policies regarding COVID-19 mitigation, including mask wearing and other strategies, may differ from these agencies, but in no case will it be less stringent. Those who are unwilling to abide by this policy will be denied entry.
With that in mind, we thought we would share some of the guidelines that we are using to make attending shows at the Opera House safer for you:
- Masks & Face Coverings — All audience members, staff, and volunteers must wear a face covering or mask. Artists must wear masks when not on the stage. The face covering or mask must cover the wearer’s mouth and nose completely.
Vaccination — The Opera House strongly encourages everyone to get one of the vaccines that are readily available before attending performances.See updated info above
- Social Distancing — Appropriate physical distancing must be maintained at all times between patrons, except members of the same household or those that attend together.
- Theatre Capacity — Currently, based on guidance from the CDC and state and local health officials, the Opera House is able to operate at full capacity. Please adhere to the above policy regarding masking.
- Air Filtration — The Opera House and the City of Mineral Point ensure that the ventilation systems are in good working order.
- Hand Sanitizer — Hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol (EPA approved ethanol or isopropyl) will be placed in multiple, easily accessible public areas.
- Enhanced Cleaning — The theater will be carefully disinfected between all events. High-touch surfaces will be wiped down periodically with EPA-registered disinfectant.
- Modified Concessions — The Opera House will minimize cash transactions and encourage credit cards or contactless payments whenever possible.
- Mobile Ticketing — Tickets sales are available online to reduce the need to stand in line for tickets. Alternatives to paper tickets will be used whenever possible.
- Not Feeling Well? If you are experiencing a fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, or other symptoms that could be related to COVID-19, please stay home and we welcome you to join us again in the future.