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COVID-19 Safety

NWS COVID-19 Event Policy

The safety of our attendees, authors, volunteers, and staff is our first priority. Masks are required for all in-person events (regardless of vaccination status), and everyone must be properly masked at all times while in the City Opera House. All NWS staff and volunteers are fully vaccinated and will be masked throughout the event.

Some events may require proof of vaccination to attend. If that is the case, that information will be shared on both the NWS website and the City Opera House website. You will need to show your vaccination card or a photo of it when you arrive at the venue. No exceptions can be made for those who forget their cards. Masks will still be required.

Our in-person events are operating under a limited capacity. We encourage social distancing at the City Opera House before, during, and after the event. If you would like to distance further at the event, you will have the opportunity to select from unsold seats elsewhere in the Opera House. You will need to visit the box office downstairs to receive a new seating assignment.

At this time, there will be no food or bar at our in-person events.

We ask that if you do not feel well or if you have had contact with someone who is sick that you tune in via our livestream. We are happy to convert your in-person ticket to a virtual ticket!

Thank you for understanding and working with us to keep all who love NWS safe. We are currently following guidelines from Munson Healthcare, the CDC, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and the Grand Traverse County Health Department.