Safely Coming Together Again

By Victoria Erickson

Safely Coming Together Again

As we prepare to begin a new season of performances at The Lincoln Center, we want to assure you that your health and safety are important to us. We realize that it has been well over a year and a half since some of our loyal patrons have been members of a physical audience. Although many of you have expressed unbridled excitement to get back into the theater, we know preparing to step back into our venue may come along with some trepidation. We’re here to set your minds at ease.

As a City of Fort Collins facility, The Lincoln Center works closely with federal, state and local public health officials to monitor community health impacts related to COVID-19. Following current guidelines, no requirements exist for event entry or attendance to The LC LIVE series or other City presented events. However, face coverings or masks are strongly encouraged in The Lincoln Center regardless of vaccination status. It’s also good to note that The Lincoln Center is not currently open to the public and entry into the venue is limited to those attending a ticketed or scheduled event.

We feel it is also important that we mention that many performances and events that take place at The Lincoln Center are presented by private producers and organizations. At their own discretion, these event organizers may stipulate requirements for entry such as masks, proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of negative COVID-19 testing. Performances with these specific types of requirements for entry will be clearly stated on the show’s event page on the LCtix website.

Beyond entry, we have spent the last year and a half making sure that The Lincoln Center is the safest gathering space in the region, and we want you to feel good about attending events here. Let us assure you that The Lincoln Center meets all current public health orders and guidelines and we’ve been busy implementing some new policies and technologies for your safety as well. Here are just a few of the things we are doing to keep you and our community safe as we welcome you back.

A Breath of Fresh Air – We have increased the frequency of our air exchange; currently, our HVAC system exchanges inside air with fresh outside air every 10 minutes.

Keeping it Clean – With the help of electrostatic sprayers, the latest in cleaning technology­, a deep cleaning of all venue surfaces and spaces takes place daily. In high-traffic areas, restrooms, and other significant touchpoints, sanitization takes place more frequently.

Clean Hands, Safe Hands – Touchless hand sanitizer stations have been positioned at all entrances/exits and high-traffic areas throughout our venue for patrons to use.

Scan and Go – To maintain a limited-touch environment and to minimize close contact with others, The Lincoln Center has implemented the use of brand new, touchless ticket scanners. Now you can just scan your mobile, print-at-home, or hard tickets and enter the theater without directly approaching an usher.

Get with the Program – Our performance programs have gone digital. Easily access your program from your mobile device to minimize person-to-person contact while giving you the ability to peruse show and theatre information in an easy-to-navigate format.

Get out of Line – To prevent long lines and limit person-to-person contact, we encourage limiting in-person Box Office interactions whenever possible by purchasing tickets online at LCtix.com and by selecting mobile or print-at-home ticket delivery as opposed to Will Call pick up.

This list highlights just some of the things we are doing to keep you and our community safe. You can find even more information on our website at LCtix.com/health-and-safety. Here too, you can find the most up-to-date information and because things can change rapidly, it’s a great resource to visit just prior to your scheduled performance.

To say that we are excited to be safely coming together again would be a huge understatement. We’re practically bursting with anticipation at the thought of having the venue bustling and buzzing again with patrons as excited to get back into the theater as we are. Now cue the lights! It’s curtains up!

(12)Comments

Rebecca Oct 6, 2021 11:53 AM
Reading the above safety news, if we decide not to go to the Mostley's next Sunday, due to no mask requirements, can we get a refund? Thanks in advance for a timely response. Rebecca Pearson
    Taylor Roberts Oct 8, 2021 12:50 PM
    Thank you for your inquiry. Many performances and events that take place at The Lincoln Center are presented by private event organizers, as is the case with this particular production, which is presented by The Mostlies and not The Lincoln Center. Since the terms of entry and other performance policies are different for each individual event organizer, we encourage you to call The Lincoln Center Box Office at 970-221-6730 with any questions you may have about specific events.
David Oct 6, 2021 12:10 PM
Thanks for the update but you should implement proof of vaccination- would go a long way to reducing concerns.
    Taylor Roberts Oct 8, 2021 12:51 PM
    Thank you for your feedback. As a City of Fort Collins facility, The Lincoln Center follows all current City policies for entry into their public facilities. Please know that City leadership is currently taking this issue into consideration. These types of decisions are not made without careful consideration and leadership is examining many factors to determine the best course of action.
Teresa Oct 6, 2021 16:03 PM
I'd feel better about returning if vaccination cards and masks were a requirement, as they are doing at theaters in NYC. Until then, or until the pandemic dies down a little, I'll probably hold off. This is not a criticism. I know how tricky this is. I just thought the feedback might help.
    Taylor Roberts Oct 8, 2021 12:43 PM
    Thank you for your comment. The Lincoln Center is a City of Fort Collins owned facility; as such, we follow all current City policies for entry. City leadership is currently taking this issue into careful consideration and examining many factors to determine the best course of action.
Jon Oct 6, 2021 16:50 PM
Since some of the classical events are scheduled for CSU venue, what are the current requirements for those events? Thanks
    Taylor Roberts Oct 8, 2021 12:42 PM
    Thank you for your inquiry and we apologize for overlooking this in our article. Yes, masks are required to be worn indoors in all Colorado State University buildings, regardless of vaccine status, for all performing arts activities in accordance with current CSU protocols. More information can be found here.
Jim Oct 6, 2021 17:32 PM
I see where you're requiring people to provide proof of vaccination to attend The Nutcracker. That may sound reasonable sitting in meetings, but the reality is quite different. Where I had my Covid19 vaccinations was in a gymnasium, that is no longer in operation, so there is no one from who to obtain a vaccination card. Then I was told to install the mycolorado app., which I did. But, when I try to access my vaccination records, it says: "The information is not an exact match", meaning some disinterested person at the vaccination site didn't bother to enter my information correctly. No one associated with this app. has been able or willing to help me. So the bottom line is: this system is broken and I can't access my vaccination records. That's just blatantly unfair for someone like me to be excluded from The Nutcracker. I wish you would consider that when you're in a meeting considering who to exclude.
    Taylor Roberts Oct 8, 2021 12:41 PM
    Thank you for your feedback. This particular production is being presented by Canyon Concert Ballet and not The Lincoln Center. Many performances and events that take place at The Lincoln Center are presented by these private event organizers and it is at their discretion to stipulate requirements for entry such as masks, proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of negative COVID-19 testing. Although we aren’t presenting the event, we are very sorry to hear that you are having such a tough time obtaining proof of vaccination. We have a few suggestions for you, 1) consider opting to show proof of a negative PCR test result within 72 of entry, 2) consider attending the event virtually on one of the livestreamed performance dates, 3) reach out to the Colorado Immunization Information System Help Desk at 303-692-2437, option 2 to assist with checking state of Colorado immunization data. We hope that helps.
Deborah Oct 8, 2021 09:26 AM
Thank you Lincoln Center Team for doing the best you can with the conditions surrounding the Covid nightmare. We are Showstopper ticket holders and have been for many years. We will be wearing masks and encourage others. Can’t wait for CATS!!! Deb
    Taylor Roberts Oct 8, 2021 12:40 PM
    Thank you for your comment. It’s encouraging to know that our loyal subscribers are as eager to get back into the theater as we are! Looking forward to seeing you at CATS!

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