OCF 2022 Public Vaccination Policy
Hello Fair Goers! Welcome back – We’ve missed you! 🍑
Please read through our safety precautions. The Oregon Country Fair realizes that COVID-19 may require us to change these plans. We are committed to adjusting these based on the needs of our community. We will continue to monitor and adjust based on the rules and guidelines put in place by the CDC, State of Oregon, and Lane County so we can ensure that the show will go on!
UPDATE – 5/21/2022
The Oregon Country Fair Board of Directors has revised our public vaccination policy.
OCF will require all public attendees to provide proof of a full primary series of COVID-19 vaccination, as defined by the CDC. Attendees unable to be vaccinated will be required to show proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 24 hours prior to event attendance. Children under five years old are not required to be vaccinated and are not required to provide a negative COVID test.
This updated policy means that the boosters are no longer required to attend the Fair. Also, attendees that are not vaccinated do not need to provide proof of a medical or religious exemption along with a negative test.
Update 4/27/2022 – Electronic Vaccination Records Now Available
Oregon Health Authority has a website available to request a digital copy of your vaccination records. You will enter a few details to get a link to a QR code and electronic copy of your COVID-19 Vaccine record. If you want to share proof of vaccination, you can use either the electronic version or other print/save versions available from the system.
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 Oregon Country Fair will not be exposed to COVID-19.
The Oregon Country Fair event will operate in accordance with all applicable public health conditions as of the date of the event. Those conditions, which may change at any time, as determined by federal, state, or local government agencies and may include, without limitation: changes to capacity; attendance procedures and entry requirements, such as proof of vaccination or negative PCR COVID-19 test; and other protective measures such as requiring attendees to wear face coverings. If any ticket holder does not comply with any laws, mandates, health orders or directives, or event terms, conditions, or rules, then the Oregon Country Fair may refuse admission to the event or require the ticket holder to leave the venue and such ticket holder will not be entitled to a refund.
Our Safety Plan – UPDATED 5/21/2022
OCF will require all public attendees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, as defined by the CDC, with the option for a religious or medical exemption, in compliance with the ADA regulations, in the form of a negative PCR COVID-19 test administered by a licensed test provider, laboratory, or health care provider, 24 hours prior to the date of entry, in order to attend the Fair in 2022. Per CDC guidelines, children under five years old are not required to be vaccinated.
Documentation of vaccination status, along with valid I.D., must be shown upon entry to the event and available upon request at any time – ID is not required for minors.
The following are acceptable as proof of full vaccination:
- Vaccination card or record (Government or Healthcare provider issued).
- Photo of a vaccination card (physical or digital).
- Documentation must include:
- Name of the person vaccinated
- Vaccine provided
- Date the final dose was administered
NOTE: Self-reported vaccination records which are not verified by a health care provider cannot be accepted.
ATTENDEES WITHOUT VACCINATIONS
Attendees unable to be vaccinated will be required to show proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 24 hours prior to event attendance. Per CDC guidelines, children under five years old are not required to be vaccinated, and are not required to provide a negative COVID test.
Documentation of a negative PCR COVID test, along with valid I.D. must be shown upon entry to the event and available upon request at any time.
The following are acceptable as proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test result:
- Printed document (Government, or Healthcare provider issued).
- Email or Text message displayed digitally (Government, or Healthcare provider issued).
- Documentation must include:
- Name of the person tested,
- Test type performed,
- Date of negative test result (taken within 24 hours prior to event attendance).
NOTE: Self-reported (home test) results will not be accepted. All results must be from a licensed test provider, laboratory, or health care provider.
The vaccination policy and the ticket sales are subject to change at any time, including to a more restrictive policy, as we address the health and safety needs of our community.
- Wearing masks when in densely populated areas of the Fair;
- Socially distance when possible;
- Stand 6’ away from anyone outside your household in line;
- Sanitize your hands before ordering food or eating.
If anyone develops symptoms of COVID during the event, they will have to leave.
Our Sanitation Plan
A team of volunteers will work around the clock to keep the facilities clean. They will disinfect all high-touch areas such as restrooms, water stations, showers, shared equipment, etc.
Hand sanitation stations will be located throughout the Fair grounds. Attendees must clean their hands before using water stations, restrooms and food service.
Please don’t share drink containers and other gear with people.
Please do not touch the mouth of your water bottle to any water spigots.
COVID-19 Protection Guidelines:
How to Protect Yourself & Others | CDC
Accepted COVID-19 Vaccines:
Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers | CDC