REGARDING COVID-19 Under current restrictions in the Michigan Safe Start reopening plan, we will open with greatly reduced seating capacity. Becoming a season subscriber is the best way to ensure you have priority seating when we’re able to welcome you back to The Whiting Auditorium. The health and safety of our audiences and artists are of the utmost importance to us. Our Reopening Plan follows the guidance of State of Michigan officials, MIOSHA, OSHA, and the CDC for workplace and performance venue safety.

HERE’S WHAT WE’RE DOING FOR YOUR SAFETY CLEANING AND SANITIZING PROTOCOL HAVE BEEN ENHANCED Prior to each performance the entire facility will be cleaned with an electrostatic sprayer that applies a CDC approved disinfectant that will kill COVID-19.

AIR QUALITY HAS BEEN UPGRADED A new air purification system has been installed in The Whiting Auditorium with state-of-the-art virus-killing technology.

ADDITIONAL CLEANING will be done during shows on frequently touched surfaces throughout the venue and restroom facilities.

TICKET SCANNING will be touchless.

HAND SANITIZER STATIONS These will be available in multiple locations.

SEATING HAS BEEN RECONFIGURED Seating has been configured to ensure physical distance. Groups may be separated

PATRON INFORMATION and seated in pairs or as singles to ensure the greatest availability of seats at a safe distance for all patrons.

HOW YOU CAN HELP ASSESS YOUR HEALTH Patrons are asked to stay home if they are exhibiting any signs of illness prior to arriving for a performance. If you are unable to attend due to illness, call The Ticket Center at 810.237.7333. You will be able to exchange your ticket for a later date or receive an account credit or refund.

TEMPERATURE CHECKS and health self-assessment may be required when you arrive. Patrons with a temperature over 100 degrees will not be permitted to enter the building.

MASKS ARE REQUIRED until we are post-pandemic and in phase 6 of the State of Michigan Safe Start reopening plan.

CHECK OUR WEBSITE BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL Important details about entering the venue will be available prior to each performance. The most up-to-date information that pertains to the Governor’s executive orders and the most recent public health guidance will be posted at thefim.org/covid-19

For assistance, please contact Lauren Coney, Audience Development and Guest Services Coordinator at 810.238.1350 x118 or lconey@theFIM.org. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Whiting Auditorium for a safe and exciting classical music experience!

COVID Policy - LIABILITY WAIVER
It is the policy of the Flint Institute of Music's (FIM) that for the safety of its staff and patrons, masks are required to be worn when entering a building for business or for sponsored or managed events and performances (Includes Flint Symphony Orchestra, Flint School of Performing Arts, Flint Repertory Theatre, MacArthur Recital Hall, Whiting Auditorium, Capitol Theatre). However, attendance 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 remember that masks are a legal requirement and must be worn. Please do not attend the event should you be or have recently been sick.