COVID SAFETY INFORMATION

The Public Assembly Facilities Division of the Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department of the City of Portland makes the safety of all guests, staff, performers, athletes, vendors, and volunteers the top priority.

**Please note, some events may require additional health and safety protocols, depending on requests from the artist, event organizer, promoter, or league, including the Maine Celtics.  For Maine Celtics specific policies please visit:  Maine Celtics Guidelines**

Effective January 1st, 2022, we are implementing updated safety protocols for events at our indoor facilities which include Merrill Auditorium, James A. Banks Sr. Portland Exposition Building, and Ocean Gateway. 

For all publicly attended events (open to the general public or ticketed) all attendees age 5 and over will be required to provide proof of vaccination against Covid-19 or provide printed proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test from an authorized provider within 72 hours prior to the event start time or a negative rapid test within 12 hours prior to the event start time. A photo ID will also be required.

Accepted proof of vaccination includes the original vaccination card, a printed copy of the vaccination card, or a digital photograph of the vaccination card. The final dose of the vaccine must have been administered more than 14 days prior to event start time.

Accepted proof of negative test includes a printed or digital copy of negative Covid-19 PCR test from an authorized provider within 72 hours prior to the event start time, or a printed or digital copy of negative Covid-19 rapid test within 12 hours prior to the event start time. At home test results will not be accepted.

Photo ID must be the physical card, no photocopies will be accepted. State, Government, or School issued ID cards will be accepted. Children under 12 are exempt from showing Photo ID, but must have a parent or guardian present to vouch for their identity.

Children under 5 years of age do not have to show proof of vaccination against Covid-19 or proof of negative Covid-19 test, but they are required to wear a face mask.

Masks are also required for all attendees over 2 years of age, and are to be worn at all times while in the facilities, unless actively eating or drinking.

Some events may require additional health and safety protocols, depending on requests from the artist, event organizer, promoter, or league. Please inquire with specific ticket providers, event organizers, promoters, and teams to review any additional requirements.

We are currently not accepting proof of vaccination through mobile or third party apps.

These policies will go into effect on January 1, 2022 and will continue to be reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis.