New COVID requirements for the Midwest Region ACDA conference in Chicago

After reviewing the changing protocols in the City of Chicago and consulting other ACDA officers across the nation, the Midwestern Region Conference for ACDA will require all singers, chaperones, attendees, and Harris Theater guests to be fully vaccinated OR have a documented medical/religious exemption plus testing to attend the conference. 

Individuals who have a documented medical or religious exemption must provide verification from a medical/religious professional AND must present a negative test result from a COVID-19 test administered by a medical professional no more than 72 hours in advance of the conference. 

Home COVID-19 tests do not meet this standard. 

  • All persons must be fully vaccinated or have a documented medical/religious exemption plus testing to attend the conference.
    • Fully vaccinated means you have had your second dose of vaccine at least 14 days prior to the conference start. 
    • For medical or religious exemption, attendees must:
      • Provide documentation from a medical or religious official stating that the attendee should be exempt AND
      • Provide documentation of a COVID-19 test (PCR or Rapid) that is administered by a medical professional no more than 72 hours in advance of the conference. Home tests do not meet this standard.
  • You will need to present your proof of vaccination or your medical/religious documentation and test results upon check-in at the first rehearsal on Thursday, February 17. 
  • Physical, photo, or digital documentation will be accepted. For example, your physical vaccination card, a picture of your vaccination card, or a digital vaccination record will all be acceptable proof of vaccination. A printed letter, digital test results, PDF records will be acceptable proof for medical/religious exemptions and testing results.
  • We will keep you informed as to when and if a pre-registration option becomes available.
  • Adults over 18 will also need a photo ID that matches the name on your vaccination card. Your information will not be collected or stored by the conference.
  • Masks will continue to be required per current CDC guidance that all people wear masks while in public spaces.

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