EMU Theatre Updates and Vaccine Requirements
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee runs through April 10, 2022.
Our 2021-2022 season will be coming to an end with the musical comedy, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. More on the production can be found here. 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 A MUST: Everyone attending an EMU Theatre event must wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth while in the building. If you need a mask, please see a house manager.
- SOCIAL DISTANCING: We ask that patrons maintain a minimum of 3 feet of social distancing while in attendance. Once inside the theatre we will be distancing by leaving an empty seat between parties.
- 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 vaccinated against COVID-19. This policy includes student volunteers, student employees, and student interns working with the course or 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 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). Boosters are encouraged.
Opportunities to receive a Covid vaccine:
There are many opportunities available to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, including pop-up clinics that the University plans to schedule throughout September. You may 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.
Students who are covered by this policy and do not comply with the vaccination policy by the deadline 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.