EMU Theatre Updates and Vaccine Requirements
New ticketing system, Drama Day, and the 2022-23 season!
Our 2021-2022 season will be opening with Arthur Miller's, The Crucible. Visit our Current Season page for more information on the shows. We're busy setting up a new ticketing system so our "Buy Tickets" buttons will be in operation soon. Coming up on October 22nd is our annual high school Drama Day and registration information is now available. If you have any questions or would like more information about EMU Theatre, please contact Pam Cardell at [email protected] or leave a message at 734.487.1220 and we will respond as soon as possible.
Covid protocol for audiences attending EMU Theatre productions:
- MASKS ARE ENCOURAGED: When community levels for COVID are high, everyone attending an EMU Theatre event will be encouraged to wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth while in the building. If you need a mask, please see a house manager.
- VACCINATIONS & TESTING: While vaccinations are not currently required for audiences, we strongly encourage Covid vaccinations and/or testing before attending any public event.
- SICK? STAY HOME: If you aren't feeling well or are exhibiting any Covid symptoms, we ask that you do not attend a performance. Refunds and exchanges will be available for those unable to attend.
Vaccination requirements for students participating in EMU Theatre:
All students participating in EMU Theatre productions and activities courses must be fully vaccinated and up-to-date against COVID-19. This policy includes student volunteers, student employees, and student interns working with theatre activities courses or the production program.
Fortunately, the COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and free. Unfortunately, COVID-19 continues to spread and evolve, and the nature of the activities identified above create a higher risk of exposure to COVID-19. This policy is designed to reflect these important distinctions and help ensure a safe and successful year for students participating in EMU Theatre productions and activities courses.
Verify Vaccination Status:
Students covered by this policy must verify their vaccination status through the University’s COVID Vax Certification system. Fully vaccinated and up-to-date means having completed the second shot in a two-shot vaccination series (e.g., Pfizer or Moderna) or the first shot in a one-shot vaccination series (e.g., Johnson & Johnson), and having received any boosters for which you are eligible.
Opportunities to receive a Covid vaccine:
There are many opportunities available to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more here about where to obtain a free COVID-19 vaccine.
Requests for medical or religious accommodation:
Students who are covered by this policy and wish to request accommodation from vaccination due to medical reasons or a sincerely-held religious belief may do so here. At this time, students receiving an accommodation who are unvaccinated must wear a mask while participating with EMU Theatre and test weekly.
Students who are covered by this policy and do not comply with the vaccination policy will be prohibited from participating in the course(s) or program(s) covered by this policy.
Background about this policy:
The University regularly evaluates guidance from local and state health agencies to assess the best tools available to promote health and wellness for our campus community. Important to this analysis is this announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granting full approval to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine after applying the FDA’s “high standards for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality.” The [course/program] was included in a mandatory vaccination program because participation in the course or program involves activities that create a higher risk of exposure to COVID-19, including close contact with other individuals, maskless activity, and/or travel requirements. You can learn more here about EMU’s comprehensive and layered approach to help keep you and your fellow EMU Eagles safe.