All persons entering the WHBPAC must wear a properly fitting mask at all times. Non-compliance with our mask policy will result in removal from the premises, without refund.
Please follow all signs, social distancing markers, and directions from staff.
Tickets are generally non-refundable/non-exchangeable. However, exceptions may be made for illness and state required quarantine. If you are feeling ill on the day of the performance, please do not attend! Call the Box Office at 631-288-1500.
Proof of a negative COVID-19 test may be required for entry. As NYS guidelines change from day to day, we cannot know for certain what will be required come showtime.
Your temperature may also be taken at the door. Should your temperature be over 100.4 on two separate temperature tests, you will be asked to leave and your tickets will be refunded.
Patrons are encouraged to download New York State’s COVID NY Alert and keep their phone on them at all times.
Patron data such as name, phone number, email address, and seat location will be shared only with the Department of Health if contract tracing becomes necessary. Otherwise, we still value our patrons’ privacy and we will never share or sell your data.
The bar may potentially be closed, as its location and the nature of imbibing alcohol makes it very difficult to maintain social distancing.
Should it be necessary to stagger entrance times or locations, Box Office staff may contact you prior to the show to inform you of your assigned time/location.
All tickets will be e-tickets that are scanned at the door. You may print them out or display them on your smartphone. Once the ticket is scanned, you must enter the auditorium – if you leave, you will not be able to re-enter.
We provide hand sanitizer at convenient locations throughout the theatre, and strongly encourage patrons to use it. WHBPAC strives to keep everyone healthy and safe while providing the chance to see first class performers. We follow all available health guidelines from New York State. We ionize, sanitize, and otherwise clean like madmen between every show. If you would like more information on how we are doing so, please see our Path to Reopening.
First and foremost, we hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. We have received questions from parents about if and how COVID-19 will affect Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. We know this pandemic has been stressful to many and recognize that socializing and interacting with peers can be a healthy way for children to cope with stress and connect with others, particularly after spending quite a bit of time at home. After careful thought and planning, we are excited to let you know that we plan to resume camps and classes while following CDC considerations to protect campers, families, and our community.
The health and safety of our students and staff remain our highest priority. Below, you will find a summary of actions we are taking to help ensure we are lowering COVID-19 risk as much as possible. We are:
- Intensifying cleaning and disinfection practices within our facilities and premises by wiping down all surfaces and using an ionizer in between classes.
- Keeping our classes small.
- Limiting the number of items that are shared or touched between students and staff.
- Promoting healthy hygiene practices by asking our students to frequently wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, monitoring campers to make sure they are washing their hands, providing our students with hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol when they don’t have easy access to soap and water, encouraging children to cover their coughs and sneezes with a tissue or to use the inside of their elbow, and posting signs about these healthy habits around the camp facility.
- We will be wearing face coverings in rehearsal and as well as remaining diligent of proper social distancing.
We ask that you help us protect the health of our students. Anyone who is sick or was sick with COVID-19 or recently in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days— including staff, campers, and families— should not come to camp. Be on the lookout for symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, and loss of taste or smell. Call your doctor if you think you or a family member is sick.
If you have a specific question about this plan or COVID-19, please contact Kristen Poulakis at 631-288-2350 x 112 or more information. You can also find more information about COVID-19 at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus or on CDC’s website for youth and summer camps (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/summer-camps.html).
We look forward to seeing you.
Thank you and stay healthy,
Arts Academy Director