New Safety Guidelines: At The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
September 23, 2021
The new safety policy will begin on October 9th, 2021 when the AA&CC opens its 2021/2022 arts season
The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, which is managed by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, will be adopting the Broward Center’s safety protocols requiring audience members to wear face coverings at all performances and show documentation of a recent negative COVID-19 test. Patrons will also have the option to provide documentation showing full vaccination status.
“We have been working in conjunction with the Broward Center and the Cleveland Clinic to create guidelines for a safe and enjoyable audience experience,” said AA&CC General Manager Jeff Kiltie. “Both artists and audiences have been seeking a way to get back to live performance. Performing arts centers in South Florida and around the state are adopting similar guidelines to create what is, in effect, an industry standard that enables artists to successfully tour the nation.”
The policy will begin on October 9th, 2022 when the AA&CC opens its 2021/2022 arts season with a performance by Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida. The staff, volunteers and crew working the performances are required to be vaccinated.
While inside the AA&CC, any guest two years of age or older is required to wear a suitable face covering that covers the nose, mouth and chin unlike gaiters, shields or respirator masks which do not meet the requirements.
For entry to performances, all guests 12 years of age and older are asked to provide documentation of a recent negative COVID-19 test. PCR test results must be conducted within 72 hours prior to the performance and Antigen tests conducted within 24 hours prior to the performance start time.
The test results must clearly reflect the name of the guest, the date of the test, the type of test performed and the negative test result. The results can be printed or digital including an email or text message from the test provider displayed on a phone or electronic device.
As an alternative, fully vaccinated guests have the option of presenting documentation of full vaccination with acceptable documentation being the original vaccination card, a printed copy of the vaccination card or a digital copy of such card. The final dose must have been received at least 14 days prior to the performance date.
Staff will check for matching photo identification but will not duplicate nor retain any of the documentation provided by guests.
Refunds are available for anyone who submits confirmation of a positive test result in the ten-day period prior to the performance. For tickets purchased through resale or third-party sites, ticket holders should contact those purchase sites directly to determine their refund policies.
It is the responsibility of the person buying the tickets to communicate these policies to all those who will be using the tickets. Performance ticket holders who do not comply with these policies may be required to leave the theater without refund.
The new policies have been informed by guidance of public health officials including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These guidelines will be continuing to evolve as the environment changes, and may be accessed on the venue’s website.
The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is located at 3385 Northeast 188th Street, Aventura, Florida 33180. Join the conversation on: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram @aventuracenter or #aventuracenter.