Dr. Phillips Center will now require vaccination proof or negative COVID-19 test

The entertainment center announced a series of updated protocols for indoor events.

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The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announced a series of updated safety protocols this week for indoor events and performances. 

The entertainment center announced they will require proof of a vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for all shows held indoors, effective Oct. 1.

"Masks and negative COVID-19 tests will be required for guests," the Dr. Phillips Center said in the announcement. "This includes ALL indoor shows and events—public and private."

The venue said the decision came due to guidance from federal, state and local officials, as well as their partner, AdventHealth.

Guests 12 years and older are required to provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 test. PCR tests are required within 72 hours before the event starts while rapid antigen tests are required within 48 hours of the event. 

As an alternative, guests 12 years and older can provide documentation of their full vaccination status with a final dose administered at least 14 days before the event date.

"All visitors must follow the Dr. Phillips Center’s health and safety protocols," the Dr. Phillips Center said. "Please help keep each other safe."

However, the new policies will not apply to events at Frontyard Festival™, presented by AdventHealth-which will continue to offer live, outdoor entertainment through mid-December 2021.

The Dr. Phillips Center will also continue to ask guests to follow their current safety protocols which include masks for ages 2 and older being required at all times for all indoor shows and events, social distancing and more. 

For more information, visit the Dr. Phillips Center website. 



Annabelle Sikes

News Editor Annabelle Sikes was born in Boca Raton and moved to Orlando in 2018 to attend the University of Central Florida. She graduated from UCF in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in sociology. Her past journalism experiences include serving as a web producer at the Orlando Sentinel, a reporter at The Community Paper, managing editor for NSM Today, digital manager at Centric Magazine and as an intern for the Orlando Weekly.

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