Updated 9/29/21

Please note that these are the current standards we are following based on audience from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Saint Louis County, and Government Officials.  Conditions might change as we get closer to the show date.  It is recommended that you check back often, particularly right before your show to get caught up on the latest expectations.  

We are so excited that you have decided to attend an event at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Missouri - St. Louis.  Please abide by the current protocols for attending an event safely.

Certain events are requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination and/or a negative COVID-19 test for entry. 

This policy is being implemented by the presenter and is not the policy of the Touhill Performing Arts Center or the University of Missouri - St. Louis.


What You Can Do

Stay Home if You are Felling Ill

Before you visit the Touhill, run through the symptom checklist below. If you answer “yes” to any of the questions or if you think you have had contact with a person identified as testing positive, please do not come.

  • Do you have a fever temperature over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit / 38 degrees Celsius without having taken any fever-reducing medications?

  • Do you have a loss of smell or taste?

  • Do you have a cough?

  • Do you have muscle aches?

  • Do you have a sore throat?

  • Do you have shortness of breath?

  • Do you have chills?

  • Do you have a headache?

  • Have you experienced any gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite?

  • Have you, or anyone you have been in close contact with, been diagnosed with COVID-19, or been placed on quarantine for possible contact with COVID-19?

  • Have you been asked to self-isolate or quarantine by a medical professional or a local public health official?

If you answer “yes” to any of the questions or if you think you have had contact with a person identified as testing positive, stay home and call your health care provider.

Wear a Mask

Effective July 26, 2021, all faculty, staff, students and visitors age five and older are required to wear a face mask when entering or occupying a physical building or facility owned, operated or managed by the university regardless of vaccination status. Additionally, face coverings are required when utilizing campus shuttles. Wearing face masks outdoors, especially in group settings, continues to be strongly encouraged.

While wearing a face mask is an additional step to help slow the spread of COVID-19 Delta Variant, getting vaccinated is the safest and quickest way to protect your own health and that of your family, friends and our community.

If you have not yet done so, please join a vaccination event or schedule your appointment today. Doing so will help ensure not only the safety of yourself and others, but also the ability of our university community to begin a near-normal fall semester with fewer safety restrictions.

Practice Hygiene Etiquette

  • Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick or experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19.

  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth then wash or disinfect hands.

  • Cover cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash or disinfect hands.

  • Frequently wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing the nose, coughing or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an ethyl alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60%-95% alcohol. UMSL has placed hundreds of sanitizer stations throughout campus.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Don’t Gather

It is easy to get bunched up in the lobby or while entering and exiting the theater.  Please be cognizant of your group's spacing and try to maintain distance between groups at all times.

What We Are Doing

Ticket Purchasing

We are encouraging our event promoters to use paperless tickets or some other form of admission that does not require passing a paper ticket.

Sanitation Standards

  • Prior to your arrival the theater, lobbies, restrooms, and other common areas will be deep cleaned with disinfecting products that kills viruses. 

  • During the event, there will be increased cleaning staff with smaller zones of focus to ensure more frequent cleaning of high touch services such as counter tops, tables and chairs, elevator buttons, handrails, and door handles.

  • Hand sanitizer stations will be provided in the lobby.

  • We have upgraded our HVAC systems to MERV-13 air filters to provide the best possible air sanitation.  Also, our HVAC systems purge the air at better than six cycles per hour.

Assumption of Risk

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. We cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed during events or activities hosted on the University of  Missouri – St. Louis campus.