A Message from the Wilson Center Regarding COVID-19
The health and safety of Cape Fear Community College’s faculty, staff, students, and guests is our highest priority.
Cape Fear Community College’s policies and protocols for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic were written with the safety of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors to all of our campuses in mind. Our primary goal is to continue the College’s vital mission of education and workforce training while providing safe and secure facilities.
This plan provides general guidelines to enable Cape Fear Community College to safely operate following guidance from the state of North Carolina and current restrictions outlined on https://www.nc.gov/covid-19/current-restrictions-recommendations. As the nature of the pandemic continues to change, these guidelines will be updated. Changes to this addendum can occur at any time. The latest addendum must be signed before your event and will supersede any previously signed addendums.
For in-depth safety measures and CFCC campus guidelines, please visit https://cfcc.edu/coronavirus.
A. Attending and hosting public events carries certain risks and, by accepting this, you for yourself and your guests, invitees, agents, and contractors, waive, discharge, and release from any liability and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Cape Fear Community College, its officers, staff, employees, volunteers, and vendors, in case of any illness or injury to your person or party.
B. All Wilson Center staff and volunteers are required to provide the Wilson Center with proof of vaccination or a negative PCR/rapid antigen (no at-home) test for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours of their shift. This is monitored and collected by the Wilson Center and Cape Fear Community College. Venue can provide an attestation that staff and volunteers meet these requirements upon request, but will not provide any private personnel information to the Tour/Renter.
C. All staff, crew, volunteers, performers, guests, audience members, and vendors are required to wear a mask or facial covering when in any of the Wilson Center and Cape Fear Community College facilities.
D. Tour/Renter is responsible for determining vaccination and/or test requirements for Tour/Renter staff, performers, and guests of the event. Venue will support Tour/Renter with enforcing these requirements; additional fees may occur to provide necessary staffing, signage, etc.
E. To protect the health and safety of CFCC employees, students and volunteers, the Venue retains the right to determine and implement any and all safety measures for guests of the performance which they deem necessary in accordance with industry standards and the state of North Carolina guidelines and restrictions. For the latest information regarding guidelines for guests returning to the Center, visit wilsoncentertickets.com/covid-19.
F. Venue reserves the right to implement clear social distancing guidelines by use of visual cues, signage, and verbal instructions, and by limiting capacity in all Performance Hall, Lobby, Technical or Backstage areas as needed. A specific plan must be solidified in production meetings/advance to accommodate your group, with the safety of all as the utmost priority.
G. Any persons permitted backstage must be agreed upon and approved in advance. No other persons are permitted backstage. All approved backstage parties should stay in their designated areas unless absolutely necessary.
H. Follow the NCDHHS guidance on the 3 Ws:
- Wear a mask. Care should be taken when putting on/removing a face mask. Wash your hands before and after using a mask. Avoid touching your face and make sure to position it securely over your mouth and nose.
- Wait 6ft – maintain recommended physical distancing (6 feet or more) from others at all times.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, please use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
I. Performer, staff, and crew entrances will be one way and limited to only one entrance. If/when implemented, temperature checks and a self-health assessment will be done at this location. Please do not enter the Wilson Center if you are displaying any of the following symptoms:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Runny nose or new sinus congestion
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New GI symptoms
- New loss of taste or smell
J. The time between performances and rehearsals will be dictated by the Venue and will be determined in order to allow the Venue to strictly adhere to best practices for disinfecting.