COVID-19 Policies

Per University of Maine System Guidance, as of October 15, 2021 the following COVID-19 protocols and guidelines have been put in place for all performances and events at the Collins Center for the Arts.

For all performances and events:

  • Attendees must wear masks at all times when inside the Collins Center for the Arts or Hudson Museum except while eating or drinking.
  • Patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets to events prior to the performance and are encouraged to arrive early.
  • Stay home if experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.

Additional guidelines apply depending on the anticipated number of attendees:


For events with an expected number of 250 attendees or fewer, including: Met Opera, NT Live broadcasts, and chamber music concerts:

  • To facilitate distancing, certain rows will be unavailable for seating and we ask that you leave two open seats between you (or your group) and the next closest person.

For events with an expected number of 250 attendees or more, including: John McCutcheon, A Very Electric Christmas, The SPA Yuletide Celebration concert, Choir of Man, Nobuntu, Cirque FLIP Fabrique, Robert Cray, Martina McBride, and Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet:

  • Attendees must provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with an FDA approved COVID-19 vaccine.  Legitimate, legible, original vaccination cards and physical or electronic copies will be accepted.

-OR-

  • Provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test, which includes a negative PCR test or rapid antigen which must be administered within 72 hours of the start of the performance or event. The test results must clearly show the date and time of the test. This test may be performed by a medical professional or by using an over-the-counter testing kit. A time-stamped photo of an at-home test result is acceptable. NOTE: Children under the age of twelve (12) will not be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test or a valid COVID-19 vaccination.
  • UMaine faculty, students and staff may show the UMaine PointNClick green confirmation screen (no screenshots).
  • The University of Maine reserves the right to request additional screening of patrons prior to entering the building, including children under the age of 12. The additional screening would consist of being asked a short list of questions related to COVID-19 symptoms and a temperature scan that must have a reading of 100.4 Fahrenheit or lower to be granted entry.
  • If unable to provide valid proof of vaccination or a valid negative test, or if unable to pass the enhanced screening, guests will be turned away from the event.
  • Attendees must present valid ID alongside above proof of vaccination or negative test.

For all Bangor Symphony Orchestra concerts:

  • Provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with an FDA approved COVID-19 vaccine. Legitimate, legible, original vaccination cards and physical or electronic copies will be accepted.

-OR-

  • Provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted within 72 hours of the performance start time or a negative COVID-19 rapid (antigen) test within 12 hours of the performance start time. This includes children under 12 who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated.
  • Present valid ID alongside above proof of vaccination or negative test.
  • UMaine faculty, students and staff may show the UMaine PointNClick green confirmation screen (no screenshots).
  • For complete details, visit the BSO website safety page

Finally:

If you are planning to attend an event at the Collins Center for the Arts that is not included above, please contact the event organizer or the Collins Center at 207.581.1755 M-F 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or email cca@maine.edu with questions.

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The Collins Center for the Arts and University of Maine cannot categorically guarantee that any person entering University campuses or facilities will not contract COVID-19 or any other communicable disease and any such person must assess and accept the risks of illness or injury for themselves.

Further University of Maine information can be obtained here.