Safety Procedures

Safety Protocols| Updated August 24, 2021

These safety mandates will be re-assessed on an ongoing basis and may adjust as public health circumstances evolve. We will continue to monitor the latest public health guidelines from the CDC, state, and county, to continually update these procedures.

The following safety protocols are currently in effect for all Miners Foundry presented events that are open to the public and held indoors*:

  • Proof of full vaccination or a negative PCR COVID 19 test dated within 72 hours of the event
  • All individuals regardless of vaccination status are required to wear masks unless actively eating or drinking

*Some events may have tighter guidelines than those outlined by the County of Nevada or the Miners Foundry.  Visit our Events page and click on the event listing to see the guidelines for that particular event.

Frequently Asked Questions

You are considered fully vaccinated:

  • Two weeks after your second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines
  • Or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

What counts as proof of vaccination?

What counts as proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test?

  • An email (on your phone or printed out) that clearly shows:
    • Your name
    • The date of the test is within 72 hours prior to your visit
    • A negative result
  • Photo ID (ages 12 and up)
  • Click here to schedule a free PCR COVID 19 test through the County of Nevada

Will rapid test be accepted?

  • Rapid tests will not be accepted unless otherwise indicated on the event page on the Miners Foundry website

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center, The Center for the Arts, and local performing arts organizations issue joint statement regarding COVID-related protocol 

[NEVADA CITY, CA, August 18, 2021] – After careful consideration, the Miners Foundry Cultural Center along with The Center for the Arts and other performing arts organizations are releasing a joint statement expanding protocols in dealing with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • The Center for the Arts
  • Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra: CATS
  • InConcert Sierra
  • Miners Foundry Cultural Center
  • Music in the Mountains
  • Nevada City Film Festival

With audience and staff safety in mind, the above listed organizations have made the decision to require patrons and artists alike to either show proof of an FDA or WHO-approved vaccination. For unvaccinated patrons, attendees under the age of 12 and those who are not eligible for vaccination, negative test results will be required.  Due to the changing landscape regarding testing efficacy, please see each organization’s website for their specific testing requirements.

These measures are being taken in response to the rise in cases of the virus, specifically that of the Delta variant and the limited ICU capacity of area hospitals. 

As a nonprofit organization and a community gathering space, the health and safety of the Miners Foundry patrons, staff, volunteers, artists, and the community is our highest priority.  “With the current situation in Nevada County, the Miners Foundry cannot in good conscience remain open, without stricter parameters for our public events” said Gretchen Bond, Executive Director.  “We want to continue to safely serve our community, and keep our staff and volunteers safe.  Therefore, we must take all measures necessary and put forth our very best effort to keep everyone as safe as possible.”  

This is being considered a temporary precaution. The participating arts organizations of Nevada County will monitor the situation and adjust their protocols as needed.

Miners Foundry patrons who have purchased tickets to upcoming events will be contacted with information regarding the new policy and options available to them.  “We’ve received a number of inquiries from patrons about the measures the Foundry is taking to protect people.  It’s clear our community wants to enjoy entertainment in a safe environment, and we want to provide them the opportunity to do so.”  – Kat Kress, Assistant Director

Miners Foundry Contact Info:  Kat Kress,

Joint Statement: 

“After careful consideration, The Center for the Arts, Miners Foundry Cultural Center, Music in the Mountains, InConcert Sierra, and Nevada City Film Festival will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination with an FDA or WHO-authorized vaccine or a recent negative test for all members of our audiences—as well as artists, staff, and volunteers at indoor public events. Proof of a 72-hour PCR negative COVID-19 test or a 24-hour antigen test is required for anyone under the age of 12 and those who are unvaccinated. Masks will now be required during events regardless of vaccination status.

The road to recovery for the arts remains bumpy, and this change in policy has been an extremely difficult decision. Sadly, without these changes, a closure seems imminent. At this time our institutions are extremely vulnerable and cannot afford more economic disruptions, employee furloughs, or capacity restrictions. We understand this decision may be unwelcome to some, but we are collectively hoping to maximize the safety and peace of mind for all who wish to attend our events, including those at risk and the immunocompromised. 

Our organizations will continue to monitor the situation in Nevada County and will announce updates as they occur. Some organizations may have stricter guidelines for their public events, for more details, please visit each organization’s website for their specific COVID-19 protocols.

Thank you very much for supporting us all as we navigate these uncertain times.”

On behalf of the extended Foundry Family, we thank you for your generosity!