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.


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

NOTE: Stricter Protocols may be implemented for events if requested by the presenting group. Reference the Event Listing specific to the event you are attending for its’ Covid Protocol.


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

A Sandwich Board indicating the current risk level will be on display in the VCA Entranceway. 
The graphic below is an example IF the risk level were low.


Education Programs
COVID Safety Protocols  

Masking Policy Fall Term 2022
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 three times 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

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: 

  • All staff and instructors are fully vaccinated.  
  • Windows are open during class for increased ventilation.  
  • High contact surfaces are wiped down frequently.  
  • 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).  
  • 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.