FESTIVAL HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY
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UASC Tryzub is exercising its best efforts to stage a festival that is as joyous and righteous a celebration of Freedom and of Ukrainian heritage, culture and independence as has consistently been the case for almost thirty years. Our postponement of the date from August 22 to October 17 is part and parcel of that effort. We wish to be as free and clear as is possible of (a) the risks and dangers of COVID 19; and (b) the associated health and safety rules, guidelines, restrictions, measures and limitations that have so dramatically affected and continue to affect our social and community events and gatherings.
By the same token, the health and safety of our patrons, vendors, volunteers, staff, and everyone visiting or attending our campus, buildings, and events are of utmost importance to us. (Of particular current concern for us is the emergence and surge of risks associated with the Delta variant of the COVID 19 virus.) Consequently, UASC Tryzub has established the following Festival Health and Safety Policy (it has been and will continue to be updated from time-to-time; visit the website call or email periodically to review those important updates):
In order to promote a healthy and safe environment, UASC Tryzub is currently limiting the number of people that will be admitted to the festival. It recommends, therefore, that you purchase tickets well in advance online. Visit https://tryzub.org/festival-2021 and push the “Buy Tickets to Festival 2021” button. Those that have limited online skills or access may email or call to arrange for advanced purchase of tickets. The number of tickets available at the gate on the day of the festival may be quite limited. Visit the website, or call or email often for updates, possible changes, and additional information regarding this attendance issue.
MASKS and SOCIAL DISTANCING
1. While they are outdoors, Fully Vaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged but not required, to wear masks and to socially distance themselves from others. However, we do draw their attention to the CDC’s additional comments about mask wearing in certain additional circumstances, as summarized in 6, below.
2. All persons, vaccinated and unvaccinated, must wear masks at all times while (1) indoors; (2) in a crowded indoor or outdoor area; or in close proximity (within six feet) of others who are unvaccinated or only partially vaccinated.
3. Partially Vaccinated and Unvaccinated persons must at all times and in all places wear masks and maintain a social distance from others that are not part of their household.
4. PLAN ON BRINGING MASKS WITH YOU: They are required for UNVACCINATED PERSONS, indoors and outdoors; they are required FOR VACCINATED PERSONS indoors and may be required outdoors at the time of the festival. We encourage VACCINATED PERSONS to wear masks throughout the entire premises!
5. You are encouraged to review CDC Guidance on Mask Wearing: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html . Please also review the additional CDC health and safety information links found throughout this Festival Health and Safety Policy.
6. Please take special note of this recent CDC guideline regarding mask wearing: Whether you are vaccinated or not, “… wearing a mask is important if you have a weakened immune system or if, because of your age or an underlying medical condition, you are at increased risk for severe disease, *** or if a member of their household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease ***, or is unvaccinated; [also] If you have a condition or are taking medications that weaken your immune system, you may NOT be protected even if you are fully vaccinated: You should continue to take all precautions recommended for unvaccinated people until advised otherwise by your healthcare provider. See https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html (“When You Have Been Fully Vaccinated”) and
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated-guidance.html (“Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People”
7. Children from age 2 through age 11 must at all times wear masks and socially distance from persons not part of their household. Children under age 2 are excused from the mask requirement. All children under age 12 must maintain social distance from persons not in their household.
8. Masks need not be worn by individuals while they are seated and eating or drinking, provided that the area in which they are doing this is not crowded.
9. UASC Tryzub will not serve as a “masking police”. Adherence to masking and social distancing policy will be on an honor system.
FOLLOW ALL ON-PREMISES POSTED AND ANNOUNCED INSTRUCTIONS
STAY AT HOME IF YOU ARE SICK OR COVID 19 EXPOSED:
Persons must not enter/must stay at home, if they (1) are Sick, especially with COVID 19; (2) Have Symptoms of Sickness, especially of COVID 19 (and especially fever, cough, shortness of breath; loss or affected sense of smell or taste, vomiting, or flu-like symptoms); (3) Have Been Sick or Had Symptoms of Sickness, especially with COVID 19 or the Symptoms of COVID 19, within the last thirty (30) days; (4) Have been exposed to anyone that was sick or had symptoms, especially with of COVID 19, within the last 30 days; (5) Have self-isolated or been advised to self-isolate within the last thirty days; (6) Believe or even suspect, or have any reason to believe or to suspect, that you can be or are COVID 19 contagious to others.
1. Avoid crowded areas.
2. Do not crowd areas.
WASH OR SANITIZE HANDS OFTEN
1. Persons will not be admitted, if they demonstrate symptoms of illness, especially those enumerated in five, above;
2. You will be handed a copy of the then obtaining Festival Health and Safety Policy – please read it and abide by the rules.
RECOMMENDED CDC GUIDANCE FOR YOUR REVIEW
1. When You Have Been Fully Vaccinated: How to Protect Yourself and Others
2. Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People
3. Guidance for Unvaccinated People: Large Gatherings
4. How to Protect Yourself (Unvaccinated) and Others
5. CDC Mask wearing Guidance for unvaccinated people: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover-guidance.html
6. Also review the other CDC links found throughout this Festival Health and Safety Policy.
Kids under 10 are admitted free; all others pay full price. All kids must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent, or guardian.
LET’S COOPERATE IN CREATING AND MAINTAINING A HEALTH AND SAFE FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE.
UASC Tryzub has taken enhanced health and safety measures for you and for our artists, volunteers, vendors, and staff. We ask you to do your best to help keep everyone happy, healthy and safe.
ASSUMPTION OF THE RISK.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with one or more of a well-known list of underlying medical conditions (e.g., asthma; kidney disease, lung disease, diabetes, hemoglobin disorders, obesity, heart conditions; immunocompromised, cancer, liver disease; obesity, smoking habit, etc.) are especially vulnerable. Also, especially vulnerable are those who have not been fully vaccinated. By visiting UASC Tryzub’s property you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
VISIT THE WEBSITE OFTEN FOR UPDATES AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Because CDC, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, County, Township, and other standards, laws, rules, regulations and guidelines are in a constant state of flux and development, this may not be the final version of the FESTIVAL HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY; we encourage you to visit our website often for future updates and revisions
Visit website, call, email often for COVID 19 ALERTS: notices; information; safety measures & protocols; program, format or date changes; possible cancellations or attendance, advance ticketing & other entry limitations and requirements; and updates.
Policy enacted as of 08/18/2021 (replaces policy dated 08/08/2021 by amending or Adding what are paragraphs 1, 2, 4, and 5 under “Masking and Social Distancing; by adding paragraph six to the links to CDC Guidance and by adding a stylistic addition to the Introduction)
Policy enacted as of 08/08/2021 (replaces policy dated 08/06/2021 by adding paragraph 7 under “Masking and Social Distancing)
Policy Enacted as of 08/06/2021 (replaces policy dated 08/01/2021 by implementing the Delta variant interim guidance for vaccinated individuals)
Original Festival COVID SAFETY ALERT: Ukrainian Folk Festival: WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2021 contains additional health and safety measures that may in the future be implemented.
*** The underlying medical conditions at issue include, but are not limited to: cancer, chronic kidney disease, chronic lung diseases such as COPD, asthma, interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension, diabetes, dementia or other neurological conditions, diabetes, down syndrome, heart conditions, hypertension, HIV Infection, liver disease, obesity, sickle cell disease, pregnancy, current or former smokers, stroke or cerebrovascular disease and substance abuse disorders. See CDC Guidelines: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html