🦠 COVID Information

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts (MVCPA) COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

as of May 1, 2022

Events at MVCPA must follow all applicable city, county, state
and federal health orders for COVID-19.


Masks are strongly recommended while visiting  MVCPA.

PLEASE NOTE: Some shows may have masking or Vaccination/Negative-Test requirements
based on the preferences of the production company. 
  Make sure to review when purchasing your tickets. 


  • Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
  • Fever or chills
  •  Cough
  •  Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  •  Fatigue
  •  Muscle or body aches
  •  Headache
  •  New loss of taste or smell
  •  Sore throat
  •  Congestion or runny nose
  •  Nausea or vomiting
  •  Diarrhea

Background and Overview

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Mountain View and the MVCPA follow current county, state and federal health orders. In addition, MVCPA is allowing clients and production companies (Licensees) to enact requested stricter requirements for individual events, such as mask, vaccination or booster requirements.  

Mask Requirements for attending an MVCPA Event

If the event production company has requested this event be a "Mask Required Event," then masks are required for all individuals at this event, regardless of vaccination status.

  • Masks must be well-fitting, cover the nose and mouth fully and have no gaps between the face and mask.
  • Cloth masks must have three or more layers (N95 or KN95 recommended).
  • Exemptions to masks requirements
    • Persons younger than two years old.
    • Persons with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a mask.
    • Persons who are hearing impaired, or communicating with a person who is hearing impaired, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.
    • Persons for whom wearing a mask would create a risk to the person related to their work, as determined by local, state, or federal regulators or workplace safety guidelines.

Fully Vaccinated/Negative Test Events

If the event production company requires proof of vaccination at the MVCPA:

  • Verification of fully vaccinated status or a pre-entry negative test result is required of all attendees
    • Acceptable identification is any document that includes the name of the person and photograph

Fully vaccinated defined

A person is “fully vaccinated” two weeks after completion of the initial series of a federal Food and Drug Administration-approved COVID-19 vaccine (usually one or two doses), including by way of an emergency use authorization.

Options for Providing Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card (issued by the CDC, or WHO Yellow Card 1) which includes the name of the person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided and date doses administered); OR
  • A photo of a vaccination card (either printed or digital); OR
  • Documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider (either printed or digital); OR
  • QR code that when scanned by a SMART Health Card reader displays to the reader client name, date of birth, vaccine dates and vaccine type; OR
  • Documentation of vaccination from an employee.

Pre-entry negative testing

Testing must be conducted within one day for an antigen test and within two days for a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test prior to entry into an event. Results of the test must be available prior to entry into the facility or venue. Test results must be from a laboratory or healthcare or test provider or patient platform for the healthcare provider. Self-verified home tests will not be accepted at this time. Children under 2 years of age are exempt from the testing requirement, consistent with CDC guidance.

Negative Test results must include:

  • The person's name
  • Type of test performed and
  • Negative (Negative, Not Detected, Undetectable, Not Reactive) test result

Up-to-Date Vaccination Events

If the event production company has requested this event be a an Up-to-Date Vaccination Event:

Up-to-date Vaccination defined

“Up-to-Date” means that an individual is not only “fully vaccinated” but has also obtained any booster doses of a COVID-19 vaccination for which they are eligible as authorized by the federal Food and Drug Administration, within 15 days of first becoming eligible.

For example, as of the effective date of this Order, individuals aged 16 or older who received their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine more than six months ago are eligible for and must obtain a booster shot to be Up-to-Date, while individuals who received one dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine more than two months ago are eligible for and must obtain a booster shot to be Up-to-Date.

Guidelines for Implementing a COVID-19 Vaccination/Negative Test Verification Process  

(revised for clarity)

Organizations may manually review a paper or digital copy of the patron’s COVID-19 Vaccine Record Card or use a SMART Health Card-compatible reader to confirm the information contained in the digital vaccine record, with the patron’s consent.

As part of that process, CDPH and CDC recommend that organizations adhere to the following standards and principles for COVID-19 vaccine verification:

  • Records should be verified through a private and confidential process.
  • Verification should not create or perpetuate social or health inequities or lead to discrimination.
  • Verification should not create barriers to essential services or restrict access based on a protected characteristic.
  • Persons who are not fully vaccinated, or for whom vaccine status is unknown or documentation is not provided, should be considered unvaccinated.