COVID Health & Safety Plan from Mount Baker Theatre

Updated January 12, 2022

The safety of our audiences, crew, and performers are our top priority. To help make every event you attend at our House as safe and enjoyable as possible, Mount Baker Theatre is following all CDC, state, and local guidelines as well as industry-specific safety practices. These measures reduce risk and allow us to bring you the live events we all love.

We continue to actively monitor the ever-changing health situation and will keep adjusting as needed. Please check back for the latest information.

-John Purdie, Executive Director


COVID Health & Safety Policy

Proof of Vaccination

MBT requires proof of vaccination for entry to all events. Those individuals unable to be fully vaccinated, including children under 5, must provide proof of a lab-administered negative Covid test* taken within 72 hours of performance. MBT staff will check these at the doors as a condition of entry.

*PLEASE NOTE: Some events, such as Bellingham Symphony Orchestra concerts, will not accept a negative COVID test as an alternative to being vaccinated.

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Click here for Washington State COVID testing locator



Fully Vaccinated Patrons
A patron is considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after the final dose of a COVID vaccine. Documentation of vaccination status must be shown with valid I.D. upon entry to the venue and available upon request at any time.

The following are acceptable as proof of full vaccination:

  • Matching photo ID, AND
  • vaccination card (which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date last dose administered) OR
  • a photo of a vaccination card as a separate document OR
  • a photo of the attendee’s vaccine card stored on a phone or electronic device OR
  • documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider electronic health record or state Immunization Information System record
Self-reported vaccination records that are not verified by a health care provider cannot be accepted.

Unvaccinated Patrons
Patrons unable to be vaccinated, including children under 5, are required to provide documentation of negative results from a lab-administered COVID test taken within 72 hours of the performance.

The following are acceptable as proof of a negative COVID-19 test result:

  • Matching photo ID, AND
  • printed document (from the test provider or laboratory) OR
  • an email or text message displayed on a phone or electronic device from the test provider or laboratory.
  • The information provided should include name of person tested, type of test performed, and date of negative test result (for PCR test, date of negative result must be within prior 72 hours; for antigen test, date of negative result must be within prior 24 hours).

Self-reported negative test results that are not from a test provider, a laboratory, or a health care provider cannot be accepted.

Masking Requirement

Masks are required for all patrons regardless of vaccination status, except when actively eating or drinking. N95 or KN95 masks are strongly recommended. Non-woven, multi-layer masks are available for free at the door as a preferred option over cloth masks. Per public health guidance, children age 2 and under are not required to wear a mask. 

COVID Health & Safety Practices

  • MBT's HVAC cycles the air in the building every 10 minutes through a new germicidal ultraviolet (UV) light air purification and ionization system.
  • All MBT employees are fully vaccinated, and most have also gotten a booster dose.
  • Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building, including entry doors, restrooms, and lobby.
  • All high-touch areas (counters, doors, etc.) are frequently sanitized.
  • Contactless payment methods are encouraged (e.g. credit cards with RFID Chips or other Near Field Communication [NFC] devices).
  • Mount Baker Theatre reserves the right to perform a contactless temperature check of patrons as needed.

Anyone visiting Mount Baker Theatre voluntarily assumes all risk associated with exposure to COVID-19, and agrees to abide by all policies as well as posted and/or verbal direction by Mount Baker Theatre staff. Thank you for supporting Mount Baker Theatre and for helping to keep each other healthy and safe.

Please also see our Patron Code of Conduct and Terms and Conditions.