COVID-19 Safety Protocols – UGA Performing Arts Center
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COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Update 3.15.22:

Face masks should be worn based on preference and assessment of personal risk.

The University System of Georgia (USG) continues to recognize COVID-19 vaccines and boosters offer safe, effective protection and urges all students, faculty, staff, and visitors to get vaccinated and/or boosted either on campus or with a local provider. As USG works closely with the Georgia Department of Public Health to prioritize the health and safety of campus communities, the system encourages people to wear masks based on their preference and assessment of personal risk.

Protection

Patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets online or via telephone, rather than in person, and to utilize mobile ticket delivery to avoid direct contact with box office personnel.

Touchless faucets and soap dispensers have been installed in all restrooms.

Hand sanitizer stations have been placed throughout the building.

UGA has ensured that all custodial staff have been trained on more stringent cleaning standards, with particular attention to common use areas, restrooms, and high-touch surfaces on a routine basis. In addition, they have been trained on personal safety measures and are using CDC-recommended and EPA-certified cleaning practices and disinfectants, which will be accelerated as needed before events of any size.

The Performing Arts Center’s air conditioning systems operate continuously. All systems utilize 2” MERV 6 pre-filters and MERV 13 bag filters. The building units are equipped with an air side economizer function that increases ventilation to provide free cooling when ambient weather conditions are appropriate.  The units are scheduled to operate continuously, consistent with FMD’s COVID-19 response plan. The air change rate for Hodgson Concert Hall brings in approximately 30% more fresh air ventilation than is required by present code.

(Note 8.20.21: we had previously published on this page that our air handling system includes UV lights. However, this was a mistake and is not accurate. We apologize for this miscommunication.)

Do not enter the Performing Arts Center if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have exhibited symptoms of COVID-19, or had contact with a person that has or is suspected to have COVID-19 within the past fourteen (14) days.

Flexibility

Update 12.8.21: Flexible ticketing will be in place for all performances occurring through May 2022. Patrons may exchange tickets for another performance through May 19, 2022, or receive a full refund until 12:00 pm on the day of the performance, if occurring on a weekday, or by Friday at 5:00 pm if occurring on a weekend.