SCSO COVID Protocols

Dear St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra Patrons,   

WELCOME TO OUR 2021-2022 CONCERT SEASON

We cannot wait to see you again as we return to live performances for in-person audiences.  Your safety is our top priority, and we are following public safety guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health. We want to ensure that we experience and celebrate live performances in person with you all year.   

Learn more about our 2021-2022 St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra season here. Tickets will go on sale online and over the phone (320-252-7276) on October 6, 2021.

Proof of Vaccination or Negative COVID-19 Test Required for Entry

To ensure the safest possible experience for in-person indoor events, we will require proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-10 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the event. Masks are required in SCSU buildings and for all St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra events. This policy remains in place until further notice. These protocols are put in place to safely bring as many people back to live St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra events as possible.

We will require the following documentation at the time of entry to the venue.

Proof of vaccination will be provided by showing one of the following:   

•           Official vaccination card showing a completed regimen that concluded at least 14 days before the date of the event, or a legible digital photo of the vaccination card, with a photo ID.

•           Printed negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a test taken within 72 hours of the event, or legible digital photo of the test result, with a photo ID. 

•           The Docket vaccination app for MN, providing patrons with a “digital vaccination card,” with a photo ID   

•           Guests 12 and under can attend with a mask, and a test is not required.   

Capacity Limited to 50% to Allow for Distancing

Attendance will be limited to 50% of the Ritsche Auditorium capacity. Tickets will be General Admission, and patrons are responsible for seating themselves 6 feet away from patrons not in their household.

Resources:  

Schedule your free vaccination: https://vaccineconnector.mn.gov/en-US/ 

Schedule a free COVID19 Test: https://mn.gov/covid19/get-tested/testing-locations/index.jsp 

Request a copy of your MN Vaccination Card: https://www.health.state.mn.us/people/immunize/miic/records.html 

Download the Docket app: https://docket.care/ 

St. Cloud State University Safety and Liability Information

Acknowledgement of Risk 

St. Cloud State University holds as paramount the health, safety and welfare of every member of its community. St. Cloud State University, however, cannot guarantee a COVID-19-free environment. The risk of COVID-19 exposure is likely to exist in all public places where people are present. Students, faculty and staff who are present on the physical campus of St Cloud State University, may contract COVID-19; illness, injury or death is a possible result. St. Cloud State University is taking all recommended steps to mitigate this risk, but we cannot categorically guarantee you will not get sick. Minimizing the risk of COVID-19 infections (or any other spread of disease) at St. Cloud State University is a shared responsibility. Every member of our community – including you – must do their part to protect the pack.

Husky Health Check
We ask that everyone planning to enter campus help protect the health and safety of our community against COVID-19 by conducting a Husky Health Check before coming to St. Cloud State each day. The Husky Health Check is an overall self-evaluation of a person’s current health.

The Husky Health Check will help individuals identify if they are experiencing the following:

  • A fever (100.4 degrees or higher), or a sense of having a fever or feeling feverish (Chills or sweating).
  • A new cough.
  • A new shortness of breath.
  • A new sore throat.
  • Muscle aches that cannot be attributed to another medical condition or is not caused by a specific activity such as physical exercise.
  • A new headache.
  • New loss of smell or taste.
  • Vomiting or diarrhea.
  • New onset of nasal congestion or runny nose, not associated with allergies.
  • If under evaluation for COVID-19 due to exposure or contact with someone with COVID-19 and/or experiencing symptoms (e.g. waiting for results of a viral test to confirm infection).
  • If diagnosed with COVID-19 and not yet cleared to continue isolation.

Please stay home if you are feeling ill. Reduce your risk of catching or spreading illness, stay home if you feel sick and take care of yourself, even if your symptoms are mild.  Avoid coming to campus and public transportation.   

Physical Distancing
It is still recommended that students, faculty and staff recommended that students, faculty and staff stay at least 3, and ideally 6 feet apart in common areas and whenever possible. Common areas that may lead to close contact (within 6 feet) among other people, are areas such as weight rooms, group fitness studios, pools and saunas, courts and fields, walking/running tracks, locker rooms, check-in areas, parking lots and routes of entry and exit.  In environments where students, staff, and faculty have designated areas to sit or be stationed, all are encouraged to maintain an environment where some extra spacing between people can be maintained. 

Hand Hygiene 
Wash your hands often, with soap and water. Wash for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol.

Masking 
Whenever St. Cloud State is requiring masks, all persons on campus must wear a mask at all times when indoors in common areas—regardless of their vaccination status.  Signs will be posted indicating that masks are required whenever there is a mask mandate in effect on campus. 

At times when there is a mask mandate on campus, St. Cloud State University employees who staff events will ask people who are not complying with the mask mandate to wear a mask.  If anyone refuses to put on a mask when asked to do so, that person will be asked to leave the building they are in.  If the person refuses to leave the building, St. Cloud State University employees will call Public Safety to address the matter.

When there is not a mask mandate in effect on campus, anyone who wishes to wear a mask is encouraged to do so if they wish.