VCA Covid Protocol

The health and safety of our audience members, artists, students, staff and volunteers are important to us. Vashon Center for the Arts’ Covid Protocols are defined in accordance with current conditions to maximize individual and group health. We will continue to assess our Covid Safety protocols as we monitor the changing guidelines from local government agencies as well as in our own community, and adjustments will be made to respond most appropriately to Covid-19 conditions as they change. If you are experiencing any Covid-like symptoms, please stay home! We thank you for your patience and understanding. Please email with any questions regarding our safety protocols.


On September 16, 2022, Vashon Center for the Arts began following guidelines set by King County, updated on their dashboard every Wednesday. The current COVID-19 community level for King County will determine the level of risk (low, medium, or high) and the appropriate protocol.

NOTE: Rental groups or resident partner rentals may implement stricter safety protocols which will be noted on their event listing page(s). If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Box Office staff at or by calling 206.259.3007.


Ticket sales are non-refundable unless Vashon Center for the Arts must cancel an event. Should that occur, our Box Office staff will contact ticket holders directly.


Education Programs
COVID Safety Protocols  

Masking Policy (Updated Oct 2023)
In order for our policy to reflect the fluctuations of the COVID landscape within our community, we are basing our masking policy on the King County COVID-19 Community Level Dashboard.  This page is updated once per week to reflect up-to-date Covid information in King County and our masking requirements will be dependent on this page as follows:

  • “High” Community Risk Level – masks are required inside the Blue Heron and recommend outside
  • “Medium” Community Risk Level – masks are recommended inside the Blue Heron and optional outside
  • “Low” Community Risk Level – masks are optional inside and outside

In the case of an outbreak in the schools, we will follow the district’s masking policy.

Students should bring a mask with them each day they will be at the Blue Heron. We will have signage posted at the entrances of the Blue Heron to clearly show which risk level we are in and whether masks will be required, recommended, or optional each day.

Parents of children who require special health considerations should contact Registrar, Joy Ghigleri, at 206-259-3005 so that adjustments can be made to individual class policies. We will continue to practice the following COVID protocols: 

  • Students, staff and instructors must stay home if they have had exposure to someone with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID, or if they or someone in their household are experiencing any COVID symptoms (including fever, congestion/runny nose, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, cough, shortness of breath, chills, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, vomiting, or any other symptom identified by the CDC as identified with COVID).  
  • Students, staff, and instructors who test positive for COVID may return to class after one week and when they are symptom free. Students who test positive for COVID should notify our Registrar, Joy, via email ( so we can inform other students of their exposure. Dancers who would like to attend class via Zoom during their quarantine should email their instructor (and cc Joy at no less than 4 hours before the start of their class.
  • We will communicate quickly and openly to parents in the event of any suspected or confirmed exposure to COVID. In the event of a confirmed positive case, we will contact local health officials and follow their guidance on next steps.