Vaccination & Negative Test Requirements

DPAC has announced that it will be requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of an event date, for entry into events this fall including Broadway performances, concerts, comedy and special events.

 

“As one of the most successful entertainment centers of our kind in America, we are joining with the nation’s largest owners and operators of theaters, arenas, amphitheaters and festivals who all are implementing these same requirements,” said Bob Klaus, DPAC’s General Manager. “We’re confident this is the best path forward for our guests, our visiting shows and their casts, crews and performers, plus all of the valued staff and volunteers at DPAC that help in hosting the superstar shows we present.”

 

The vaccination or negative test requirement will be in full effect no later than Monday, October 4, 2021. The date was chosen specifically to allow time for any eligible unvaccinated ticketholders to reach fully vaccinated status should they choose to do so.

 

DPAC will be requiring face covers to be worn at events, plus continuing the detailed safety protocols implemented this past year prior to DPAC’s reopening: DPAC's Safety First Commitment. Earlier this summer, DPAC required 100% of returning and new employees to be fully vaccinated.

 

Any special conditions for upcoming events including face covers, proof of vaccinations or proof of negative tests, will be sent directly to ticketholders and updated regularly on DPAC’s website at DPACnc.com.
 

These requirements will be reevaluated monthly in consultation with City, County and State officials.

 

Added Adrienne Quick, DPAC’s Senior Director of Operations: “The good news is that our guests and ticket buyers have several options that can help us come together to keep live events happening.”

Frequently Asked Questions  - Vaccination or COVID-19 Test Requirements

 

DPAC will require guests age 12 and older to provide proof of one of the following two options prior to entry for events. 

 

Vaccination 

 

  • Guests should be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least two weeks after final dose) AND provide proof of vaccination - either the original vaccination card, a printed copy of the vaccination card, or a digital copy of such card, prior to entry for the event

Vaccination Requirement FAQ

How do I show proof of vaccination when I arrive for my event?

  • At entry, DPAC’s Event Staff will validate your proof of vaccination.
  • Acceptable documentation may be the original vaccination card, a printed copy of the vaccination card, or a digital copy of such card.

What if I lost my vaccination card?

  • Check with your vaccination provider; however, a photo of your immunization card or copy of the card is also accepted.

What if I forget my proof of vaccination?

  • Proof of vaccination or PRINTED proof of a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test taken within 72-hours prior of the event date are required.

I have received my first COVID-19 vaccination dose, will my first dose vaccination card be accepted at entry?

  • Proof of full vaccination requires the last vaccination dose to be administered at least two weeks prior to the event date.
  • If your dose is from a vaccine series that requires two doses, full vaccination status requirement would be met only 14 days after the second dose.
  • For those guests who have only received the first of two doses, PRINTED proof of a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test taken within 72-hours of the event date is required.

I’ve had Covid. Do I still need to be tested or obtain a vaccine?

  • Proof of vaccination or PRINTED proof of a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test taken within 72-hours of the event date are always required.

Will I still have to wear a face cover?

What if I would rather get a refund?

  • Refunds will be available for anyone who submits confirmation of a positive test result in the ten-day period prior to the event. For tickets purchased through any resale or third-party site, please reach out to those purchase sites directly.
  • For more information, please contact: customerservice@dpacnc.com

Negative COVID-19 Test Result

  • Unvaccinated guests must have received a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test within 72-hours of the event date AND provide PRINTED proof of a negative result prior to entry for the event.

COVID-19 Test Requirement FAQ

How do I show proof of a negative test result when I arrive for my event?

  • At entry, DPAC’s Event Staff will validate your proof of a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test.
  • Guests will be asked to provide PRINTED proof of a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test (PCR or antigen) taken within 72-hours of the event date.
  • Please make sure this PRINTED test result clearly lists your name, date-of-test and test result.

I am ineligible to be vaccinated or have made the personal choice not to be vaccinated, am I unable to attend an event requiring vaccination?

  • It makes no difference to DPAC why someone has not been vaccinated (personal choice, advice from a medical professional, age, deeply held religious belief or any other reason).
  • Unvaccinated guests will simply be asked to provide PRINTED proof of a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test taken within 72-hours of the event date.

If I am unvaccinated, do you require a specific type of COVID-19 diagnostic test?

  • ONLY PCR COVID-19 tests (sometimes referred to as a molecular test) or Antigen COVID-19 tests will be accepted - please be sure to bring PRINTED proof of your negative test result.
  • Testing is free, easy and fast at hundreds of locations throughout North Carolina.
  • To find a testing site near you, please visit: Test Site Finder

How close to the event date should I take a COVID-19 diagnostic test?

  • Your COVID-19 diagnostic test should be taken within 72-hours of the event date.
  • For example, if your event is on Friday, your test should be taken no earlier than the Tuesday prior.

Will at-home COVID-19 tests be accepted?

  • At-home covid tests are not accepted.

I’ve had Covid. Do I still need to be tested or obtain a vaccine?

  • Proof of vaccination or PRINTED proof of a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test taken within 72-hours of the event date are always required.

Will I still have to wear a face cover?

What if I would rather get a refund?

  • Refunds will be available for anyone who submits confirmation of a positive test result in the ten-day period prior to the event. For tickets purchased through any resale or third-party site, please reach out to those purchase sites directly.
  • For more information, please contact: customerservice@dpacnc.com