COVID-19 Safety Protocols

The Palm Springs International Film Society's festivals and events will be following all state and local recommendations and requirements in regard to COVID-19. These include the following:

  • Proof of Vaccination will be required to enter Film Festival venues. 

  • Masks will be required to be worn indoors.  No Food or beverages inside the auditoriums.

  • The Film Society will additionally be self-limiting theater capacities to no more than 75%.

  • The Palm Springs Film Society will require proof of vaccination and masks at all member and community events, continue cleaning and safety procedures at venues and the office and ask volunteers, staff, and attendees to remain home with any indication of illness.

This policy will be implemented as an open-ended one, with any changes or reversals informed by updates relating to infection rates, transmission data, variant developments, and local and federal regulations.

COVID-19 WARNING

COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. There is an inherent and elevated risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place or place where people are present and there is no guarantee, express or implied, that those attending the festival will not be exposed to COVID-19.

ATTENDEE PROMISE & HEALTH ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

All attendees agree to follow festival policies (including health and safety policies) and posted instructions while at the festival. According to the CDC, older adults and people of all ages with serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk of death or severe illness from COVID-19. All attendees should evaluate their risk in determining whether to attend the festival. By entering the festival, attendees voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and confirm that they will adhere to local quarantine mandates and the CDC quarantine requirements, available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html.

WILL I HAVE TO WEAR A MASK?

All attendees, staff, volunteers, etc. will be required to wear masks inside at all venues and events. Masks must be worn at all times while in-doors.  No food or beverage in the auditoriums.  Masks are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED outside of venues, while in line, or gathering in large groups.

WHAT IF I AM UNABLE TO WEAR A MASK?

If an attendee has a disability or medical reason that prevents them from wearing a mask, a mask exemption form must be completed by the attendee or designated assistant/guardian and a licensed medical professional and returned at least 7 days before the event.  The mask exemption form may be downloaded HERE.

Individuals for whom mask-wearing may only be difficult are not eligible to request a mask exemption. More details on the CDC order and what qualifies for an exemption can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/masks/mask-travel-guidance.html#disability-exemptions.

For questions regarding this exemption, please email maskexemption@psfilmfest.org

COVID-19 RESOURCE LINKS

State of California COVID-19 safety measures: https://covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

City of Palm Springs COVID-19 updates: https://www.palmspringsca.gov/government/covid-19-updates

COVID-19 WARNING

COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. There is an inherent and elevated risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place or place where people are present and there is no guarantee, express or implied, that those attending the festival will not be exposed to COVID-19.

ATTENDEE PROMISE & HEALTH ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

All attendees agree to follow festival policies (including health and safety policies) and posted instructions while at the festival. According to the CDC, older adults and people of all ages with serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk of death or severe illness from COVID-19. All attendees should evaluate their risk in determining whether to attend the festival. By entering the festival, attendees voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and confirm that they will adhere to local quarantine mandates and the CDC quarantine requirements, available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html.

WILL I STILL HAVE TO WEAR A MASK?

All attendees, staff, volunteers, etc. will be required to wear masks inside at all venues and events. Masks must be worn at all times inside the auditorium. No food/beverage permitted inside the auditorium.  Masks are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED outside of venues, while in line, or gathering in large groups.

Masks - Coronavirus COVID-19 Response (ca.gov)

WHAT IF I HAVE A MEDICAL CONDITION OR RELIGIOUS BELIEF THAT EXEMPTS ME FROM GETTING VACCINATED?

We will consider medical and religious exemptions upon submission of necessary

documentation (i.e. note from your primary care physician, a note from your religious leader) and if it is determined the exemption will not result in undue hardship to the organization.

Undue hardship includes:

  • If granting the accommodation would be costly

  • If it would compromise safety in the workplace

  • If it would decrease workplace efficiency

  • If it would infringe on the rights of other employees

  • If it would violate the terms of collective bargaining

WHAT VACCINES WILL BE ACCEPTED?

“Fully Vaccinated” in the USA is 10 days following two doses of Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.  If vaccinated outside of the USA, please send verification via email to rhea@psfilmfest.org at least 7 days prior to your onsite arrival date.

WHAT ARE ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF DOCUMENTATION FOR THE PROOF OF VACCINATION?

Valid forms of vaccination proof include a valid photo ID and:

  • Original, copy or electronic photo of the CDC vaccination card (or similar documentation issued by another foreign governmental jurisdiction); or

  • documentation from a healthcare provider; or 

  • personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by the State of California available by going to https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov; or

  • personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by another State, local, or foreign governmental jurisdiction; or

  • personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by an approved private company.

The following companies provide digital vaccine cards approved for use:

  • Bindle (must also check against a photo ID)

  • CLEAR HealthPass

  • CommonPass (must also check against a photo ID)

  • VaxYes (using their level 2 verification)

COVID-19 RESOURCE LINKS

State of California COVID-19 safety measures: https://covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

City of Palm Springs COVID-19 updates: https://www.palmspringsca.gov/government/covid-19-updates

seating_iconSEATING PROCEDURES

Advance reservations for most attendees, including passholders, are required (check your pass details for specifics). 

mobile_ticketingMOBILE & PRINT-AT-HOME TICKETING

Tickets sales & pass reservations will be available online & via phone. Tickets may be presented on your phone or printed at home to be scanned at time of entry. Limited walk-up box office hours will be scheduled for those needing additional assistance.

 CLEANING

We have expanded the time between screenings to allow for cleaning procedures and help reduce traffic in common areas.  High-touch surfaces and common areas will be wiped down periodically with disinfectant.

handwashing1FREQUENT HAND-WASHING

Employees are are required to wash hands frequently and patrons are encouraged to follow similar practices.

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STAY HOME

If you are experiencing any sign of illness please stay home and we welcome you to join us again in the future.

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