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Want to attend a show at Langley’s Whidbey Island Center for the Arts?

Be prepared to prove you don’t have COVID-19.

WICA’s board of directors released a letter Friday outlining a new policy for indoor shows which will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test for all patrons, staff, artists, and vendors prior to attendance.

The letter:


Dear Community,

I am writing to you today on behalf of the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts Board of Directors to give you an update on our COVID-19 protocols.

Since the onset of COVID restrictions in March, 2020 we have consistently adhered to state and CDC guidelines to fulfill our highest priority: the safety of our patrons, staff and artists while providing access to the arts.

In addition to masking and social distancing we installed a state-of-the-art HVAC system and added an outdoor event space.

And we anticipate more changes to come as a result of COVID variant cases growing across the country.

At a special meeting on August 19th the Board of Directors voted unanimously to enact a new vaccination and testing policy for indoor activities at WICA which is consistent with the emerging policies of other performing arts organizations in our area.

Beginning October 7, 2021 all patrons, staff, artists and vendors will need to show a photo ID and proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test prior to the performance.

We are developing a process to make the implementation of our new policy as smooth and easy as possible and to provide everyone with ample time to plan for this change.

We will continue to be diligent about monitoring news and developments surrounding public health and safety and our COVID plans will continue to evolve in step with government recommendations.

In the days and weeks ahead, you will receive more information on this new policy through the WICA website as well as through direct communication such as this.

Wishing everyone a safe and healthy future,

Ken Pilcher

Board Chair

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts


Ticket refunds will be offered to those “experiencing any symptoms prior to attending,” or “if you have purchased tickets in advance of this policy’s notice on 8/27/21 and do not wish to either provide proof of vaccination or get tested.”

Questions can be answered by calling the WICA box office at (360) 221-8268.


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