Mar 11 , 2020

A message from Van Wert LIVE Events (VWAPAF) regarding COVID-19

Van Wert LIVE Events (VWAPAF) is closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. The health and safety of our patrons, performers, and staff is our priority.


1) Should an event be canceled because of the COVID-19 outbreak, you will receive a 100% refund on your ticket(s). Van Wert LIVE has no plans to cancel performances taking place in the facility. At this time, the show WILL go on and we welcome you!


If you are ill or suspect you have been in contact with someone who is known to have COVID-19, please remain at home. We will happily exchange your tickets for a future performance if you are unable to attend due to illness during this outbreak.


2) Van Wert LIVE at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center is currently taking the following procedures to protect all who enter our facility:

  • Increased frequency of cleaning and sanitation on all surfaces, including seats, using CDC approved disinfectant products.

  • Asking staff and volunteers to monitor their health, regularly wash their hands, and stay at home if they or a household member show any symptoms of illness.

  • Ushers have been directed to only look at tickets and not touch or handle them in any capacity.

  • Encouraging preventative measures for patrons, including hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette.

  • Sanitary Stations have been installed at each entry to the auditorium.

  • Volunteers will be responsive to patron concerns if uncomfortable of surroundings.


3) Meet & Greets - All meet & greet opportunities will be limited or canceled for the immediate future. Please refrain from shaking hands or any other physical interactions with artists in consideration of their health. Please use the elbow-bump as opposed to a handshake in social settings.


4) Van Wert LIVE at the Niswonger asks you to please follow the CDC health guidelines.

We appreciate your support and cooperation in helping protect our community. We look forward to entertaining you in Van Wert!

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