VACCINATION & MASK POLICY - ReadingFilmFEST

VACCINATION & MASK POLICY

Keeping you safe at ReadingFilmFEST

ReadingFilmFEST recognizes the challenges the pandemic has had on how we work, play and live. We believe that we can offer an exciting and fun film festival this season, if we keep the safety and well-being of our most important FEST stars – our people – paramount in our planning and activities.

With this in mind, the Board of Directors of ReadingFilmFEST will require that staff, volunteers, and audience attendees who choose to participate in-person be fully vaccinated. “Fully vaccinated” means each individual must have received the second dose of a two-dose FDA or WHO authorized COVID-19 vaccine or the single-dose COVID-19 vaccine by September 16th (14 days prior to the start of the FEST). Proof of vaccination will become part of the registration process for all volunteers and audience attendees. To accommodate the unvaccinated or those not yet comfortable with in-person gatherings, the FEST will also be held virtually with live broadcasts and films streamed online.

Please note that in addition to the vaccine requirement, ReadingFilmFEST will require attendees to honor the mask protocols of our partner venues including theaters, meeting facilities and restaurants, as the “guests” of these establishments. Protocol/policies will be clearly posted at each venue.

Requests for exemptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must be addressed prior to the festival. Those with exemptions must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test that was sampled from the participant less than 48 hours from the time they arrive at the festival. 

The ReadingFilmFEST will continue to monitor and follow CDC and Commonwealth guidelines and make adjustments and changes as the science dictates. 

There will be no refunds issued to attendees who arrive at the theater without proof of vaccination. 

For more information or questions, please contact info@readingfilmfest.com.

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