COVID-19 Policy

Please check this page regularly for updates

Mayo Street Arts acknowledges the inherent risk and danger of gathering during the COVID-19 pandemic. We also embrace the power of art to uplift, enrich, and even heal our community, and the need to support artists, always, but especially during this time. We’ve taken the following measures to maximize audience, staff, and artist safety while creating space to engage with the arts. Thank you for reviewing our safety measures, and we look forward to seeing you at an event!

The below policy takes effect on Monday, April 4, 2022

All patrons and staff attending events, classes, and workshops will need to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 along with a matching photo ID. Proof of vaccination can be your physical or digital vaccine card/official record, or a photo of such documents.

If you are not yet fully vaccinated, you may show proof of a negative COVID-19 test for entry from within the past 48 hours. Proof a negative test can be either: 

  • An official document (physical, digital, or photo) from an authorized healthcare provider
  • A photo of an at-home self-test with a valid timestamp (either superimposed or in the photo’s metadata)

Children under 5 are exempt from showing proof of vaccination.

All audience members, workshop attendees, staff, and volunteers over the age of 2 will be asked to mask while not actively playing an instrument, eating, or drinking. Please remask between sips of drinks and bites of food.

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FOR CLUB MSA: ARTS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS ONLY

All students attending Arts After School programs are required to wear a mask at all times. For the safety of our staff, teachers, and students, any student that exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 will be sent home.

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Our facility will be cleaned and sanitized daily with additional sanitization of commonly touched surfaces between each activity. Additionally, we have multiple HEPA air filtration devices to filter the air continuously for the duration of the event.

Please check this webpage prior to attending your event for the most up-to date information.

January 6, 2022

This policy is in effect until Monday, April 4, 2022. Please refer to the above policy for show after that date.

With regards to COVID-19, Mayo Street Arts is committed to the safety of everyone at the event and will adhere to whatever Federal & Maine CDC guidelines exist at the time of the show.

All patrons and staff attending events, classes, and workshops will need to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test (administered by an authorized provider with your name included on the test) within the past 48 hours, along with a matching photo ID. Proof of vaccination can be your physical vaccine card/official record, or a photo of such documents. Proof of a negative test result can be physical or digital. Children under 12 are exempt from this policy.

To allow our artists to perform unmasked, we are asking performing artists to have a negative test within 48 hours of the gig. Click here for locations where Maine provides free tests.

All audience members, staff, and volunteers will be asked to mask while not actively playing an instrument, eating, or drinking.

As with audience members, class and workshop participants will be required to mask while indoors.

Our facility will be cleaned and sanitized daily with additional sanitization of commonly touched surfaces between each activity. Additionally, we have multiple HEPA air filtration devices to filter the air continuously for the duration of the event.

Please check this webpage prior to attending your event for the most up-to date information.

***The policy below from September 20, 2021 is no longer active, and remains here for transparency of our operations. Please refer to the most recent post at the top of our page for our current policy.***

September 20, 2021

With regards to COVID-19, Mayo Street Arts is committed to the safety of everyone at the event and will adhere to whatever Federal & Maine CDC guidelines exist at the time of the show.

All patrons and staff attending events will need to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test (administered by an authorized provider with your name included on the test) within the past 48 hours, along with a matching photo ID. Proof of vaccination can be your physical vaccine card/official record, or a photo of such documents. Proof of a negative test result can be physical or digital. Children under 12 are exempt from this policy.

To allow our artists to perform unmasked, we are asking performing artists to have a negative test within 48 hours of the gig. Click here for locations where Maine provides free tests.

All audience members, staff, and volunteers will be asked to mask while not actively playing an instrument, eating, or drinking.

As with audience members, class and workshop participants will be required to mask while indoors.

Our facility will be cleaned and sanitized daily with additional sanitization of commonly touched surfaces between each activity. Additionally, we have multiple HEPA air filtration devices to filter the air in the space twice per hour.

Please check this webpage prior to attending your event for the most up-to date information.

***The policy below from August 25, 2021 is no longer active, and remains here for transparency of our operations. Please refer to the most recent post at the top of our page for our current policy***

August 25, 2021

With regards to COVID-19, Mayo Street Arts is committed to the safety of everyone at the event and will adhere to whatever Federal & Maine CDC guidelines exist at the time of the show.

At this time, we are asking performing artists to have a negative test within 48 hours of the gig. Click here for locations where Maine provides free tests.

Artists will then perform unmasked and all audience members, staff & volunteers—vaccinated or not—will be asked to mask while not actively playing an instrument, eating, or drinking.

As with audience members, class and workshop participants will be required to mask while indoors.

Our facility will be cleaned and sanitized daily with additional sanitization of commonly touched surfaces between each activity.

Please check this webpage prior to attending your event for the most up-to date information.

March 19, 2020

Dear Friends,

For the safety and health of all, we’re following the CDC recommendations of cancelling all gatherings of 50 or more for at least eight weeks. In this light, we’ve canceled all public programs, rehearsals, and gatherings at Mayo Street Arts until further notice.

If you’ve purchased a ticket for an event at MSA that’s been canceled and would like a refund, please contact Brown Paper Tickets directly at support@brownpapertickets.com or 1-800-838-3006. If you’d like to donate your ticket to help the cause, do nothing and your ticket purchase will support the artists and MSA even though we can not have the performance as planned.

If you’d like to make a donation to help support Mayo Street Arts in this difficult time, you can give here.

You can also support Mayo Street Arts with the purchase of a gift certificate here.

We are thinking of you all, and the many artists, arts venues, and arts workers for whom this is a Big Ouch. Thanks so much as always for your support, and we look forward to seeing you as soon as we safely can.

-the MSA Team

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