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COVID-19 Policy

6/27/22 UPDATE

The Winthrop Music Association Board of Directors meets monthly and reviews the current Covid-19 mandates and protocols. Our team has been working hard to ensure the Festival is produced in a safe, enjoyable and controlled environment. The safety of all festival attendees and our community is paramount.

Winthrop Music Association will follow all safety mandates, protocols and requirements including federal and state executive orders, public health orders, and any other Okanogan County/local ordinances and directives in place at the time of our festival.  We are not currently requiring a negative PCR test or proof of vaccination for attendees.

  • Even though masks are no longer required in many places, individuals may want to continue to wear a mask for added protection against COVID-19, including those who are immunocompromised, those living with someone immunocompromised, or simply those who may just feel safer wearing a mask. Everyone should assess their own personal risk when making this decision. We ask you to please respect others’ decisions to do so
  • Additionally, everyone should continue to use COVID-19 prevention measures such as staying up to date on vaccination, handwashing, testing, and staying home when you’re sick. 
  • https://washington.cv19checkup.org/


COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. There is an inherent danger and risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any place where people gather, and no precautions, including those protocols implemented at this location, can eliminate the risk of exposure to COVID-19. By purchasing a ticket and attending our festival, you knowingly and voluntarily assume all risks, hazards, and dangers arising from or relating in any way to the risk of contracting a communicable disease or illness, including without limitations, to exposure to COVID-19, whether that exposure occurs before, during, or after the festival, and regardless of how it may be caused or contracted. By purchasing a ticket and attending this festival, you knowingly and voluntarily assume all risks relating to entry into and presence in the venue, including all parking, camping and outside areas, which may include an increased risk of exposure to COVID-19, contraction of COVID-19, personal injury, disability, or other short or long-term health effects, and/or death.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: Any person entering the premises waives all civil liability against the owner and operator for any injuries caused by the inherent risk associated with contracting COVID-19 at public gatherings.

Further, you hereby agree to release and hold harmless Winthrop Music Association dba Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival, the Town of Winthrop, the owners of the Blues Ranch, organizers, the artists, the venue, all vendors, and each of their respective members, partners, agents, managers, sponsors, employees, representatives, attorneys, affiliated entities, directors, owners, subsidiaries, and contractors (collectively the “Event Organizers”), from any and all claims of any kind, relating to such risks, hazards, dangers, actions, omissions, fault, and/or negligence.

At all times, you hereby agree to follow all safety protocols and requirements in place at this location, including executive orders, public health orders, and any other local ordinances and directives, as they pertain to social distancing, wearing an appropriate mask that covers the nose and mouth, and/or other similar measures while attending this festival.

By purchasing a ticket to the festival, you hereby acknowledge that you have read and understand the foregoing COVID-19 Warning and Waiver of Liability, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree to the terms stated therein for both yourself and anyone for whom you are purchasing a ticket.

Covid-19 safety protocols above may be modified depending on conditions when festival gates open.


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