COVID-19 Policy

Keeping our community safe.

ORS of Tacoma requires either full vaccination or negative PCR test.

Starting with the Fall Trio Festival in 2021, ORS follows in the footsteps of many other Tacoma-based arts organizations, such as Symphony Tacoma and Tacoma Arts Live, by asking all participants and guests to the concert series to provide either proof of full vaccination (physical vaccination card OR image of vaccination card) OR proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test (NOT a “rapid test”) taken within 72 hours before the concert. Guests must also show a valid photo ID for confirmation before gaining entry to the venue.

This includes students, family members, teachers, ORS staff, and anyone else who may be entering the venue for ORS events. PLEASE NOTE: Children (under the age of 18) are not required to show valid photo ID.

For a list of Pierce County locations providing testing services (all are free), please click here. Guests without proof of vaccination OR negative PCR test, or who do not carry photo ID, will be denied entrance. The negative PCR test proof should be official documentation (not just a text confirmation). It is recommended to take the test before the day of the concert to ensure that your results are received before the concert begins.

Additionally, masking with a CDC-appropriate mask (click here for examples) will be required for everyone inside the venue regardless of vaccination status. Family / close contact groups are asked to socially distance from other groups for the duration of the event.

A limited supply of hand sanitizer and masks will be provided at the check-in table. We ask that for the safety and comfort of our musicians, staff, and guests, that if you have experienced COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days that you stay home and view the concerts when they are posted on the ORS YouTube.

If you have questions about ORS’ comfort and safety measures moving forward, or have concerns about how these guidelines affect your concert experience, please contact us at


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