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Safety

Safety Plan and Procedures

The Waterfront Blues Festival and The Lot at Zidell Yards are committed to the health and safety of all attendees, performers, and staff. We are excited to bring live events and entertainment back to Portland and we also recognize the responsibility that comes along with it. We have created a thorough safety plan that focuses on risk mitigation, guided by the most recent information provided by the Oregon Health Authority and Multnomah County Health Department.

For now, we will be requiring all guests to continue to wear masks when not seated in your designated pod regardless of vaccination status. We appreciate your cooperation.

Venue Operations

  • Seating capacity will not exceed current state and OHA guidelines for Outdoor Entertainment Establishments. Venue seating pod accommodations in July at The Lot at Zidell Yards will allow for 600 attendees.
  • Socially-distanced seating pods (see FAQs for pod details)
  • Touchless ticket scanning upon entry
  • ​Ample walkways throughout the venue to allow for safe passage
  • Numerous hand-washing and sanitizing stations at venue
  • Restrooms will be sanitized by a restroom attendant
  • Thorough sanitization of seating pods before each show
  • Pre-event communications and on-site posted signage with instructions, reminders and venue protocols

Staff, Crew & Performers

  • Required to wear face coverings (except for performers and musicians during production)
  • Prohibited from working if experiencing Covid-19 symptoms. Symptoms include, but are not limited to: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, and fatigue
  • Trained on Covid-19 safety and sanitation procedures
  • Mandated to practice regular hand-washing, sanitization, and social-distancing protocols

Attendees

  • Must stay home if experiencing Covid-19 symptoms. Symptoms include, but are not limited to: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, and fatigue
  • For now, we will be requiring all guests to continue to wear masks when not seated in your pod regardless of vaccination status
  • Required to follow social-distancing guidelines and maintain a 6-foot distance from those not in their seating pod
  • Requested to wash their hands and use hand sanitizer stations throughout the venue

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3121 S. Moody Ave., Suite 150
Portland, OR 97239

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