COVID-19 Updates

FOR ALL FIM EMPLOYEES

Due to the recent information provided by local health department officials, all employees are to be masked while working performances, productions, and/or events until further notice.

FOR FIM PATRONS

Keep Yourself Safe- Keep Others Safe

It is the policy of the Flint Institute of Music (FIM) that for the safety of its staff and patrons, masks and vaccinations are highly recommended.

Attendance at an event or performance may increase your risk of contracting an illness such as COVID-19. As such, your attendance is an acknowledgment of that risk and an agreement to release FIM of any liability should you or anyone in your party be diagnosed with an illness. Please do not attend the event should you be or have recently been sick.

Wearing a mask, and providing Proof of Vaccination, or Proof of a Negative COVID-19 test result, MAY BE REQUIRED for entry, based on specific union and artist contracts in effect at the time. For more information as it relates to FIM building and venue policies, please refer to the following COVID-19 Updates.

As of September 20, 2021 - FOR THE FLINT REPERTORY THEATRE

New Public Health Measures for Flint Repertory Theatre October and December Productions

While we have strongly encouraged vaccinations and masks for the protection of patrons and the general public at large, due to current pandemic conditions in our community, and the proximity of patrons and actors during a performance, we have determined the only safe way to proceed with Flint Repertory Theatre productions at Elgood Theatre is to require additional public health measures.

With continued concern for the health and safety of artists and patrons and in consideration for the size of the venue and close proximity of the audience to the stage, THE FOLLOWING WILL BE IN EFFECT FOR THE FIRST PRODUCTION OF THE FLINT REPERTORY THEATRE BEGINNING ON OCTOBER 8, and through the production ending December 19:  

·       Masks Required regardless of vaccination status.

·       Proof of Vaccination OR Proof of a Negative COVID-19 Test Required. 

·       There are no exceptions to this policy. 

What constitutes Proof of Vaccination

o       Physical copy or digital copy of a COVID 19 Vaccination Record Card that matches name on personal identification card or driver’s license

What constitutes Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test

o       A negative COVID-19 test result (molecular, PCR or antigen) that was administered by an official testing center that matches name on personal identification card or driver’s license. Test must be taken no more than 48 hours prior to entry. Home testing kit results will not be accepted for entry.

Telephone: COVID-19 vaccination or test site Information call the Genesee County Health Department hotline 810-344-4800.

Online help: vaccination information visit the Genesee County Health Department Where to Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine (gchd.us)

Online help: test site information visit the Genesee County Health Department COVID-19 Testing Locations (gchd.us)

Online test site search platform: visit solvhealth.com

As of August 11, 2021 - FOR THE J DALLAS DORT MUSIC CENTER

Effective immediately, all patrons/students/renters/employees/vendors will be required to wear a mask upon entry to the J Dallas Dort Music Center (Flint Institute of Music) until further notice when in a common space.   Students will also be required to use bell covers on all wind and brass instruments.  This mandate is only for the J Dallas Dort Music Center and does not affect the current protocols within the James H Whiting Auditorium, the Capitol Theatre, or the Flint Repertory Theatre.

Should you have any questions, please contact Jessica Sampson (jsampson@thefim.org) immediately.

As of August 8, 2021 - FOR THE FLINT SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS

Effective immediately, all who enter the J. Dallas Dort Music Center (Flint Institute of Music) are required to wear a mask. This includes FSPA students, families, faculty, and staff.   Students will also be required to use bell covers on all wind and brass instruments.  Bell covers are being ordered and will be available in the FSPA Office soon. This mandate is only for the J. Dallas Dort Music Center and does not affect the current protocols within the James H. Whiting Auditorium, the Capitol Theatre, or the Flint Repertory Theatre. 

These protocols will change as needed, depending on the progress of the pandemic. The Flint School of Performing Arts is committed to providing music, dance and theatre programs for all ages and skill levels in the safest environment possible.

 

As of July 28, 2021 - FOR THE FLINT SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS

The Flint School of Performing Arts is planning for in-person lessons, classes, ensembles and performances for the 2021-2022 school year. State-of-the-art Dynamic air cleaners have been installed throughout all of the Flint Institute of Music buildings. Mask wearing and social distancing is encouraged for all faculty, staff, students and their families especially those that are unable to receive the vaccination.  Masks and sanitizer are available in multiple locations. Class enrollment limits are in place and classes are scheduled in the largest spaces wherever possible.

These protocols will change as needed, depending on the progress of the pandemic. The Flint School of Performing Arts is committed to providing music, dance and theatre programs for all ages and skill levels in the safest environment possible.

 

As of June 25, 2021 - FOR THE FLINT INSTITUTE OF MUSIC

With the MDHHS removal of the Gathering and Face Mask order we no longer require masks, social distancing, or capacity limitations in any of FIM administrative offices or performance venues for our patrons, customers, students or vendors.  However, at this time, MIOSHA workplace orders remain in place and all employees must continue to wear masks and maintain proper distancing both indoors and outdoors.