COVID-19 Policy

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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!

August 23, 2023

Mayo Street Arts no longer requires audience members attending public events to wear masks. Audience members who feel sick—whether due to COVID or any other illness—should stay home out of respect for others.

Acknowledging that COVID is still a looming presence for many of our immuno-compromised community members and that the long term effects of COVID are still unknown, we will continue to take the following safety measures:

  • HEPA air filters will be used during all public events.
  • N-95 masks will be provided upon request to staff, volunteers, audience members, and artists.
  • We encourage all members of our community to respect those fellow audience members who opt to wear a mask.
  • In the event that artists request audience members to mask for their event, we will prominently advertise and fully enforce a masking policy.
  • Should the State of Maine, local municipality, or health authority issue further changes to policy in response to an increase or decrease in COVID infection rates, MSA will re-evaluate this policy and comply with regulations and best practice.

If you would like to have a conversation about this policy, please reach out to Executive Director Ian Bannon directly at