The safety and well-being of our patrons, artists, volunteers, and staff has been, and always will be, a top priority of the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts. Given the increase in COVID-19 cases and illness in the state of Oregon, and in keeping with new industry norms and best practices, the Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival will require proof of full vaccination for entry to all workshops. All participants, staff, artists and volunteers will need to provide this information as a condition of participation. Mask wearing is also required for all individuals.
This requirement extends until further notice.
FULLY VACCINATED: Means that the festival is at least 14 days after your final vaccine dose.
FACE MASKS: Required for all, while inside in the workshop venues, except while actively eating or drinking in designated areas only. A properly worn mask completely covers the nose and mouth, is secured to the head, and fits snugly against the sides of the face. Gaiters, bandanas, or masks with an exhalation valve are not acceptable. Compliant masks will be available should you need one.
WHAT FORMS OF VACCINATION PROOF ARE ACCEPTED?
A CDC Vaccination Record Card (physical or a photo) showing a completed vaccination series. Name and birthday must match your valid photo ID.
OTHER PRECAUTIONS TAKE BY THE FESTIVAL FOR INCREASED SAFETY:
- Class size has been adjusted to a maximum of 12.
- Materials lists have been adjusted to decrease sharing when feasible.
- Rooms will be wiped down between workshops.
- There will not be catered lunches – We suggest a brown bag lunch or we will provide a list of places you can order and pick up lunch before the workshop begins or during the lunch break. More information will be emailed to you in March.
- Evening activities will be adjusted for safety. The schedule will be announced closer to the Festival.
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS:
For the safety of all we ask if you have been exposed to someone with COVID, are not feeling well, or you have tested positive for COVID within 7 days of the Festival you do not attend. Let us know right away and we will issue you a full refund.
The most up-to-date information will be listed here.
We have missed you and are thrilled to welcome you back to Newport and to Celebrate the 25th Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival with you. We look forward creating art and unforgettable memories with you.