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George Mason University College of Visual and Performing Arts Announces Covid-19 Policy Update


The College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University Announces Updated Public Immunization/Testing Policy for Center for the Arts in Fairfax and Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, Effective May 2, 2022 After close consultation with health and safety officials at George Mason University, it has been determined that current sanitary conditions allow venues to stop requiring customers to provide proof of vaccinations or a negative COVID-19 test result upon entry to most events, effective May 2, 2022.

As of May 2, 2022, members of the public will not be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result before attending most events, except where the event organizer or the artist demands it. If proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result is required for a specific performance, this will be indicated on the webpage with the event details.

Face coverings will continue to be mandatory for indoor performances. The sites are implementing a phased approach to current pandemic policies. This approach also includes evaluation of the masking policy. Sites will announce any changes to this policy with at least 14 days notice on their website.

Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts and Executive Director of the Hylton Center, Rick Davis, shares, “Our audiences, artists, staff, and community members have been wonderful partners in efforts to contain COVID- 19. Thanks to their dedication, we were able to resume live shows and stay safe. While this virus is still a concern and caution is still warranted, we look forward to easing our restrictions soon. We appreciate everyone who has helped us keep the arts alive and healthy during this difficult time.”

Events scheduled for March 23, 2022 through May 1, 2022 at all CVPA sites will continue with the previously announced safety protocol.

Customers with tickets to upcoming events who have concerns about the updated policy can contact the site’s box offices:

Arts Center: (text) [email protected], (voice) 703-993-2787
Hylton Center: (text) [email protected], (voice) 703-993-7759

CVPA Event and Performance COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Effective until May 1, 2022:
Proof of vaccination and corresponding photo ID will be required upon entry to the site in the form of a physical vaccination card, a digital copy on a mobile device, a printout of a medical provider or an individual’s national vaccine registry.

Unvaccinated customers (including those under 12) must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test before entering the site.
Acceptable negative results must be from either CDC approved:

  • Rapid antigen tests within 48 hours of performance time or
  • PCR tests within 72 hours of performance time

Self-administered or at-home COVID-19 test results will not be accepted.
Acceptable results must be displayed upon entry to the site, either digitally on a mobile device or printed.

This policy applies to all attendees, including those who have not purchased tickets. All party members aged two and over must be prepared to wear a face covering when indoors.

Proof of vaccination/COVID-19 test results will not be required for the public at outdoor events.

Updated venue information, what to expect and FAQs:
Center for the Arts/CVPA Fairfax:
What to expect: cfa.gmu.edu/expect
Vaccination Policy: cfa.gmu.edu/vaccination

Hylton Center for the Performing Arts:
What to expect: HyltonCenter.org/expect
Vaccination Policy: HyltonCenter.org/vaccination