COVID-19 Protocols for Concerts  |  as of January 2022

In order to ensure the health and safety of all guests, staff, and performers at Staunton Music Festival concerts, the following protocols and procedures are currently in place and valid until otherwise stated.  Please note that conditions may change on short notice, causing us to revise, remove, or add further guidelines.  Your health and safety is our top priority.  The Festival will develop its guidelines based on data and recommendations provided by the CDC and the Staunton-Augusta Health Dept.

Above all else: Please stay home if you exhibit any symptoms related to COVID-19 (fever, persistent cough, recent loss of taste or smell) within 24 hours of the performance. We will be happy to offer you a full refund, no questions asked.

  • ALL PERSONS MUST SHOW PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION BEFORE ARRIVING AT THE EVENT.  
    The current variant of coronavirus (Omicron) spreads incredibly quickly and easily, and it poses a serious health risk to the unvaccinated.  In order to take every possible measure to protect you, other audience members, and SMF performers and staff, all guests must be able to show proof of full vaccination (two doses of Pfizer or Moderna or a single dose of J&J) or negative PCR test prior to arrival.  Boosters are recommended but not required.  If you have a documented medical exemption that prohibits you from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, you may contact us to discuss options for submitting a negative PCR test, taken within 72 hours of your arrival.

     

  • ALL PERSONS MUST WEAR A MASK COVERING THE NOSE AND MOUTH WHEN INDOORS AT STAUNTON MUSIC FESTIVAL. Masks are also recommended to be worn when in crowded situations outdoors, such as waiting to enter the concert and during intermission. The Festival will provide complimentary masks for any patron who arrives at the performance without one.  Anyone refusing to wear a mask when inside the performance venue will be escorted outside and offered a full refund. 

  • REFUNDS ARE EASY AND FREE.
    Your comfort and the safety of all people involved is very important.  Staunton Music Festival will be happy to offer you an exchange, donation credit, or full refund if you are unable or no longer interested to attend.  Please stay home if you exhibit any symptoms related to COVID-19 (fever, persistent dry cough, recent loss of taste or smell) within 24 hours of the performance. 

     

  • SEATING WILL BE HANDLED BY THE USHERS. 
    Within each seating section, patrons will have a choice to sit in areas of closer proximity (i.e., low spacing, similar to pre-COVID conditions) or more distance (high spacing, keeping 3-6 feet between patrons/couples). This option may still exist even if state guidelines do not mandate physical distancing. 

     

  • PLEASE USE HAND SANITIZER AFTER USING SHARED FACILITIES (doors, railings, restrooms, elevators, etc.).  Certain areas and facilities will be reserved for use by artists and staff only.  Please respect these measures in order to protect the health of the musicians and Festival staff.

Thank you for your help and cooperation!