Welcome back! We at Harper Joy Theater are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment not only for those students, faculty, and staff on Whitman College’s campus, but also for members of the Walla Walla community at large. With this in mind, Harper Joy Theater is enforcing all Fall 2021 COVID-19 protocols that Whitman College has put in place. These protocols are subject to change at the discretion of the college in response to the evolving pandemic circumstances.
Proof of Vaccination:
- In accordance with State of Washington guidance for institutes of higher education, Whitman College is a fully vaccinated campus community. As such, all visiting audience members must show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon entrance to Harper Joy Theater.
- Full vaccination against COVID-19 means that as a campus visitor you have received the correct number of doses based on the type of vaccine obtained (one dose for Janssen/Johnson & Johnson, two doses for Pfizer or Moderna). Visitors must have received the final dose of their vaccine at least two weeks prior to attending any performances.
- Acceptable forms of vaccination documentation for visitors are a COVID-19 vaccination card or a digital vaccination record through a state information system such as Washington’s myIR in addition to a State or Government photo ID. Campus community members should show their Whitman ID with the valid campus access sticker or campus access badge.
Mask and Social Distancing:
- In accordance with current Whitman protocol, Harper Joy Theater is requiring all individuals, including those who are fully vaccinated, to wear face masks when they are indoors in group settings or public spaces. Social distancing is not required at the moment. Both masking and social distance requirements are subject to change.
- We are not collecting or storing any health information from visitors. Vaccination verification happens only through visual confirmation by designated event staff/volunteers. This means that visitors who attend multiple events over the course of the season must bring their proof of vaccination to every event that they attend. Even if you provided proof of vaccination at a previous event, we cannot allow you to attend a subsequent event if you do not submit this proof again.
- In accordance with Washington state law, it is not illegal to ask people for their proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Guidance for businesses states that we may ask patrons/customers for proof of vaccination in accordance with the state masking requirements. Current guidance for spectator events recommends vaccination verification for all indoor and outdoor events.
- We do not have any exemptions for visitors who are unable to get vaccinated due to age, medical, religious or other reasons. Individuals who do not provide proof of vaccination, including family members of employees, students or event attendees who may be too young to be vaccinated, are not currently allowed in campus buildings.
In the event that you purchase tickets or packages for theater events and do not abide by Whitman College and Harper Joy Theater’s COVID-19 procedures, you will not receive refunds on your purchases.
What happens if Whitman College visitors policies change?
In the event that visitor access to on-campus facilities is restricted or revoked, Harper Joy Theater has committed to streaming all performances of all our shows online. Should this be the case, we will provide more information at the time of the procedure change.
Thank you for doing your part to ensure the continued safety of our community. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Harper Joy Theater Box Office at (509) 527-5180 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you!