WBTT COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS
EFFECTIVE MARCH 7, 2022, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

As one of many arts organizations participating in the SafeArtsSarasota COVID-19 safety protocols, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe is grateful to our patrons for their patience and generous support as we have navigated the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your cooperation as we put health and safety first. This will always be our priority.

However, to be responsive to the changing COVID-19 conditions, most local arts organizations, including WBTT, are modifying their audience protocols: Here are the changes:

AS OF MARCH 7, 2022, WBTT WILL NO LONGER ASK PATRONS TO SHOW PROOF OF A RECENT COVID-19 TEST OR A VACCINATION CARD TO ENTER OUR THEATRE.

ALL PATRONS MUST STILL WEAR A MASK OVER THEIR NOSE AND MOUTH AT ALL TIMES WHEN INSIDE OUR THEATRE BUILDING. As of this writing, the CDC is still recommending masks in large indoor venues in our region, but we will continue to evaluate masking on a regular basis as conditions evolve.

Ticket purchasers are responsible for communicating the revised protocols to all members of their party or anyone to whom they have given tickets. Thank you!


WBTT’s Additional Precautions and Procedures

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe follows CDC guidelines. We have several certified COVID-19 safety officers to inform our policies that are designed to protect our patrons, cast and crew and to minimize the chances of spreading the virus.

Our on-site performers, musicians, crew members and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If anyone tests positive or comes into contact with someone who has tested positive, we instigate testing and contact tracing, and ensure that affected individuals observe the current CDC-recommended quarantine period. If anyone feels unwell, they are asked not to come to our campus.

We employ a cleaning company to thoroughly sanitize and disinfect all surface areas daily, including seats and other areas patrons may touch.

Our HVAC systems are regularly maintained, and we have installed UV air scrubbers/purifiers throughout these systems in both of our facilities.

 

Policies About Ticketing, Arrival, Capacity, Masks and Concessions

Please note that tickets to our performances and events are currently being sold at 100-percent capacity. Ticket sales will be cut off two hours prior to all performances. Walk-up tickets will not be available. Please be prepared to give the name your order was purchased under to the box office staff at Will Call in the theatre lobby and supply a valid form of ID upon request. Or, if you chose the print-at-home option, you can bypass the Will Call desk and show your printed ticket or the electronic ticket on your smartphone to an usher at the theatre entrance.

Concessions are now available in the lobby one hour before showtime. No food or drinks are allowed inside the theatre, and no outside food or drinks may be consumed on the premises.

 

COVID-19 RISK AND LIABILITY STATEMENT

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe (WBTT) recognizes that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 and other communicable diseases exists in any public place. COVID-19 and its variants are highly contagious diseases that can lead to serious illness or death. By attending WBTT’s events and programming on our campus and elsewhere, you voluntarily assume all risks associated with COVID-19 exposure. All patrons are required to follow WBTT's stated safety procedures and guidelines. Those who do not comply will not be admitted to the event or will be required to leave. If a patron is asked to leave, a refund will be processed the next business day.