Safety Protocols – Stage 3

Stage 3 Protocols – Adapted – Chilliwack Cultural Centre

September 20, 2021

To Whom It May Concern

The Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society operates the Chilliwack Cultural Centre under a Management, Operating, and Maintenance Agreement with the City of Chilliwack.

On May 25, 2021 the British Columbia Provincial Health Office released British Columbia’s four stage Restart Plan. Stage one began on May 25th and stage two began on June 15th. July 1st 2021 was the initiation of stage three. Additionally, on August 25, 2021, The Provincial Health Office ordered a Province wide mask mandate, making masks require inside public buildings like the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Then on September 13, 2021 a Proof of Vaccination order was issued.

This list will address the current protocols at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre that directly pertain to our patrons. If you would like to see a full copy of our procedures and/or our Communicable Disease Plan, please contact me and I will be happy to send them to you. The Chilliwack Cultural Centre will follow all orders issued by the Fraser Health Authority, the Provincial Health Officer, the Government of British Columbia, the Federal Health Officer, and the Government of Canada. Additionally we will, upon occasion, utilize our right to exceed those orders to ensure the safety of our patrons, staff, and volunteers.

Stage three allows for indoor organized gatherings for up to 50 people or 50% capacity, whichever is greater. Additionally, the Gathering and Events Public Health Order allows for classes for adult art and craft classes provided “every participant … remains seated, unless movement is necessary for the purpose of the event.”

The following items will be included in all programming areas.

  • Public access to the Cultural Centre will be limited to the front doors.
    • Signage will be placed on the Cultural Centre front doors with the following information:
      • Anyone entering the Cultural Centre, age 12 to 18, will need to provide proof of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination
      • Anyone entering the Cultural Centre, age 19 and older, will need to provide proof of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination AND one piece of Government ID
      • Anyone entering the Cultural Centre will be required to wear a face mask
      • Anyone entering the Cultural Centre will be required to use the provided hand sanitizer or be wearing the provided disposable gloves
      • Anyone entering the Cultural Centre will be asked to practice careful social contact, keeping a distance from other groups and patrons
      • Members of the public may not enter the building if they are displaying any of the following new or worsening symptoms:
        • Fever of 100.4 degrees (38 degrees Celsius) or more
        • Chills
        • Cough
        • Loss of sense of smell or taste
        • Difficulty breathing
        • Sore Throat
        • Loss of appetite
        • Extreme fatigue or tiredness
        • Headache
        • Body aches
        • Nausea or Vomiting
        • Diarrhea
      • Additionally, members of the public for whom any of the following is true must also refrain from entering the facility:
        • Have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days
        • Have been identified by Public Health as a close contact of someone with COVID-19
        • Have been told to isolate by Public Health
  • A staffed table will be located just inside the front doors. This staff member will be responsible for scanning or checking vaccine status.
    • The information shown to this staff member will not be stored or kept.
    • At this time members of the public will have to show their pass and ID every time they enter the building.
  • An additional table will be placed immediately in front of the main doors with the following items:
    • Additional signage identifying the requirement that all persons entering the Cultural Centre have face coverings
    • A box of cloth non-medical face masks, each packaged separately in a disposable zip-lock bag.
    • A disposal bin for used cloth non-medical face cloths
    • Hand Sanitizer
  • Used non-medical, cloth face masks will be laundered after each use using commercial laundry detergent, and repackaged into a new, sealed, zip-lock bag.
  • Masks must be worn at all times, even when seated in the theatres.
  • Events, classes, meetings, etc. happening in the theatres or studios must be seated events, “every participant … remains seated, unless movement is necessary for the purpose of the event.” If your event requires movement, please discuss this with the Acting Manager.
  • While the Province wide mask mandate is place the concession for the theatres will remain closed.

Theresia Reid
Acting Manager of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

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