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Britt Festival will begin requiring masks, effective immediately

The requirement extends to patrons, staff, volunteers, vendors, and contractors when not consuming food or beverages. Britt said that they will provide masks upon request.

Posted: Aug 16, 2021 4:30 PM
Updated: Aug 16, 2021 4:46 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — The Britt Music & Arts Festival announced Monday that it will begin requiring masks for all patrons and staff effective immediately as the venue's summer concert series gets going.

The requirement extends to patrons, staff, volunteers, vendors, and contractors when not consuming food or beverages. Britt said that they will provide masks upon request.

"According to local medical experts, face coverings are the simplest, cheapest, most readily available means of substantially reducing the risk of transmitting coronavirus from one person to another, and everyone can contribute to our collective health and safety," Britt said in a statement.

Oregon's mask mandate is currently reserved to indoor public areas, but masks have been strongly recommended by federal, state, and local public health agencies for crowded outdoor areas. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has similarly instituted a mask requirement — in addition to proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test — for performances at its outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre.

Britt said that anyone who refuses to adhere to the policy will be removed from the venue, and they asked for cooperation in order to keep the venue open and operating.

The venue also started a no smoking policy this year, which applies to all areas of the Britt park and includes marijuana smoking and vaping. Violators of this policy will also be removed from the venue.

ZZ Top will be playing a sold-out performance at the Britt on Tuesday night. Following the death of ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill, long-time friend of the band Elwood Francis will be performing on bass.

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