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COVID Safety for Audiences

Mandates for Student Performances at the University of Pennsylvania

COVID Safety Measures for Audiences

Audience members must comply with COVID Safety Measures put in place by the University of Pennsylvania and Platt Student Performing Arts House, the University’s advisory structure for student-run performing arts clubs. These mandates include a day-of health screening survey, and providing information for contact tracing.

Please note that visitors may not be allowed backstage, and additional protocols may be determined by the producing groups or by venue management. Please come prepared!

1. Symptom Screening


Before arriving on campus, all audience members must complete a day-of health screening and vaccine attestation, administered via the PennOpen system. This screening is confidential, and will be presented at the door before entering the seating area.

For audience members within the Penn Community (including students, postdocs, employees, vendors and contractors): use PennOpen Pass

For audience members outside the Penn Community: use PennOpen Campus

(PennOpen Campus screening can also be administered verbally for those who do not have a smartphone or device available.)


2. Contact Information


All attending members will be required to provide their names, phone numbers, and email addresses at the door. This information will be used for contact tracing in the event of a reported exposure.

Before buying your ticket to a show, please also review the University Visitor Guidelines and University Travel Guidances offered by Penn Global.


3. Masking

Visitors and audience members are welcome to use a well-fitting mask for additional protection. However, given low rates of transmission, Penn campus buildings do not currently require audience members to wear masks.