Health Guidelines

Important Health & Safety Notice -  Please Read!

Updated: June 7, 2022

At this time in accordance with Monroe County public health official recommendations and the University of Rochester for Kilbourn Hall, Hatch Hall, Max of Eastman Place, and Ray Wright Room 120, face masks are optional. Proof of vaccination is not required. 

The health and safety of our patrons, artists, team members, and vendors is our highest priority.

Any COVID-19 policies and guidelines that are in effect at the festival will be determined by closely monitoring and abiding by all local health guidelines recommended by the Monroe County Department of Public Health and New York State during the festival as well as the University of Rochester, for the four UR venues we use during the festival - Kilbourn Hall, Hatch Hall, Max of Eastman Place and Room 120 Ray Wright Room for Jazz Workshops.  

The University of Rochester (UR) uses three COVID-19 tiers—low, medium, and high—to both determine and communicate the face mask requirements on campus each week. As of June 7, 2022, the UR is at MEDIUM COVID 19 Tier, which indicates a medium level of transmission risk on campus based on Monroe County data. Face masks are strongly encouraged for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors indoors. Face masks are required on University shuttles and transportation. The UR will make face masks available at the four venues noted above.

Any change in these guidelines will be communicated on this page, on signage at the festival, on our festival app, and in our email newsletters. 

PLEASE NOTE: COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease that can be extremely dangerous to people of all ages, especially to those who are elderly and/or have compromised immune systems.

  • If you are ill and have any symptoms, we ask that you please stay home to get well and follow your doctor’s recommendations. 
  • The Festival is held in multiple public places and indoor venues. It is your responsibility as an attendee to assess your risk and determine if it is safe for you to attend the festival. 

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we work together to create a safe and enjoyable festival experience for all. 

Updated June 7, 2022