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  • NHmusicfan
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    What kind, if any, restrictions will you (MerleFest) be taking? Are you restricting ticket sales? Calling for proof of vaccination? (not in NC, I’ll bet!) Requiring masks for All at all times,whether indoors or out? Spacing Reserved Seats 6-ft apart? Limited seating in indoor venues? Eliminating indoor venues? These should be addressed in your Festival Information section, please. If we decide not to come (a long, costly trip from northern New England), will you offer full refunds? (you might post a date to cancel by? ) Thank you.

    MerleFest
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    Information about our COVID-19 safety protocols are available on the Festival Information page and on the home page by clicking “MerleFest Safety Information.” If you have specific questions, feel free to contact the MerleFest box office (800) 343-7857 or email us at merlefest@wilkescc.edu. We hope to see you at MerleFest 2021 in September!

    NHmusicfan
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    Today is 2AUG21/ Dear MerleFest: Thank you for your response! I did check the MerleFest Safety Information page you mention, and see that it was updated this very day. It is evident that your policies and procedure seek to take good care of attendees, and that’s appreciated for sure. 🙂 As a vaccinated senior, I’m still on the fence: I REALLY want to come..and would certainly be wearing a mask at all times, but, what about the unvaccinated who have the OPTION to wear or not to wear.., and, we know those people won’t! This Delta variant is a serious, potentially deadly disease for the unvaccinated.

    merleinjersey
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    Heartened to read today that Tyson Foods is requiring its employees to become fully vaccinated. Since they are the largest employer in Wilkes County, this will definitely help me feel more comfortable.

    NHmusicfan
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    Today is Mon. 23AUG21 /Thank you, Merlefest! – I’m very pleased to see the new protocols for festival entry! (i.e., proof of vaccination – card or cell phone photo/-or- proof of negative test within 72 hours. ) I just attended a festival in Telluride CO last weekend where we, too, – I was working at the check-in – allowed a cell phone photo of a vaccination card, but, in addition, we VERIFIED their photo IDs. (anyone can take a photo of someone else’s vaccination card, can’t they?). We also provided Rapid Tests (at no charge). I do think people should be vaccinated to protect others, if not themselves, especially Food Workers. Will ID’s be insisted upon from all ticket-holders, guests, etc.? And, regarding the daily ‘health attestation’ of ‘All Volunteers/Festival Staff/Food Workers/Bus Drivers’, etc.: will you be insisting on vaccination proof from 100% of them as prerequisite to helping at the festival? Thank you…

    MerleFest
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    Hi there – Yes, photo IDs are required along with the negative test or the fully vaccinated cards. There will be rapid testing done on site as well, at no charge. All food related volunteers will be required to be fully vaccinated.
    We hope this helps and hope to see you soon!

    NHmusicfan
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    Dear Merlefest – Today is 2SEP21 22:18 EDT/ Sounds great. Thank you! Will everyone on the grounds of WCC during Merlefest be wearing a ‘well’ wristband, whether or not they have to pass through the main gate, to show that they’ve cleared festival protocols? (You can see I’m trying to find every reason to come! 🙂 ). .. Thank you.

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